The city’s sidewalk improvement program has made its way to the Fourth District.
The South Milwaukee City Council approved spending just shy of $215,000 on sidewalk replacement and repairs this summer at its meeting last Tuesday.
That includes $189,930 to local contractor EK Construction for replacement of about 29,500 square feet of sidewalk (approximately 1,000 squares) primarily in the Fourth District — the last of the districts to get attention as crews worked their way around the city in recent years replacing sidewalks.
The council also approved spending up to $25,000 on a program to replace sidewalk trip hazards through sawcutting. Last year, 545 minor trip hazards were removed in this manner at a cost of $24,752, or about $45 per hazard. Removal and replacement of the entire sidewalk at all of these locations would have cost an estimated $175,000. You can expect to see similar results in 2012.