Council Approves Contracts to Repair Damaged Sidewalks

To make the City more walkable, safe and accessible to all residents, the El Monte City Council recently authorized a city-wide construction project to upgrade numerous ADA handicap accessible ramps and sidewalks that have fallen into disrepair.

damaged sidewalk_2 Currently there are numerous locations throughout the City with uplifted and damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutter sections and non-compliant ADA pedestrian access ramps.  Selected intersections will be upgraded with new ADA-compliant pedestrian curb ramps, and staff is estimating the project may include up to 186 new ADA ramps. Many locations were identified by resident feedback.

The City Council has approved this sidewalk improvement project with no impact on the City’s General Fund, as funding for the ramp and sidewalk improvements will be provided entirely from Community Development Block Grant funds previously approved by the City Council.

 Construction started immediately, with completion anticipated by March 2013.

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