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City of Oregon is gearing up to install sidewalks for about a one-mile stretch
along Navarre Avenue, from Coy to Lallendorf.
current sidewalk there is a narrow dirt path that was made by pedestrians
walking and riding their bikes back and forth. After many council meetings, the
city has come up with a safe design for the construction of new sidewalks.
city awarded a bid to a contractor to install sidewalks on the north side of
Navarre between Coy and Lallendorf.
the section to the west from Wheeling to Coy, these are going to be place
further off the curb," explained City Engineer Andrea Beard.
placement will accommodate the existing drainage system.
sidewalk will follow ADA regulations ‘proper slope,'" Beard said. "We might
have some areas that will have to taper down, but will follow that proper
sidewalks will also give the heavily-traveled area a cleaner look by
eliminating the dirt path.
sidewalk slabs will be five feet wide and 15 feet away from the curb. The
project will cost a total of $89,000. City officials say every penny spent will
help pedestrians stay safe.
of that is going to help with the safety and provide a better path to the
walking destinations along that section of Navarre," Beard said.
project will begin next week. The first half of the sidewalks will be installed
from Coy to Walmart and will be usable by Christmas. The entire project is
expected to be complete by spring.
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