The intent of the City of Moscow Sidewalk Property Owner Assistance Program is to replace damaged or deficient sidewalks and pedestrian curb ramps, and generally improve pedestrian access throughout the community.
In an effort to encourage property owners to replace deficient sidewalks adjacent to their property, one provision of the program allows property owners to request City assistance with estimating, contracting, and inspecting the work of replacing their sidewalks. Toward this goal, the City annually solicits bids for unit prices for damaged sidewalk removal and replacement, as well as for replacement of adjacent damaged curb, non-compliant pedestrian curb ramps, and any necessary segmental block retaining walls. Sidewalk construction costs are based on the unit prices submitted by the successful responder and are paid to the City by the adjacent property owners prior to commencement of the work at each site.
The crew with McCall's Classic Construction just finished up the new sidewalk at the Eggan Youth Center. The sidewalk will now drain properly eliminating the giant mud puddle and as a bonus two of the three entrances are now ADA compliant for pedestrian access. The third will be finished later this summer with the pedestrian safety improvements on 'D' Street.
Figure 1: Eggan Youth Center Sidewalk
The next City of Moscow funded sidewalk improvement included an addition to the pathway on the east side of East City Park. By extending the pathway the City seeks to improve access to the extra disability parking that is created during events such as the Renaissance Fair or Rendezvous in the Park.
Figure 2: East City Park Sidewalk
The City's Sidewalk Replacement Program has started again for the year and we are still taking requests for estimates. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in joining this program and we will get you on the list.