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Fresh sidewalks to arrive by summer's end in New Canaan

Published 12:24 pm, Wednesday, July 24, 2013
  • New concrete sidewalks will replace these asphalt ones after the Board of Selectmen approved $103,000 for the project on July 23, 2013. Photo: Tyler Woods
    New concrete sidewalks will replace these asphalt ones after the Board of Selectmen approved $103,000 for the project on July 23, 2013. Photo: Tyler Woods

 

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Runners, walkers, bikers, rejoice. New concrete sidewalks will replace the lumpy and cracked ones on Cherry Street between Main Street and East Avenue.

The Board of Selectmen approved $103,540 Tuesday morning for the project. The work will be completed by Long Island-based Lanni Construction during August. The sidewalks run about 500 feet.

"They are in bad shape. They are in real bad shape," First Selectman Robert Mallozzi said at the meeting.

According to Assistant Director of Public Works Tiger Mann, the asphalt has settled below the curb over the years and must be replaced.

"We have to correct each driveway ... and install four handicap ramps along with it," he said of the project.

The issue of sidewalk safety was also noted as Town Administrator Tom Stadler mentioned that the town still has outstanding litigation related to this stretch of walkway.

twoods@bcnnew.com; 203-972-4413; @Woods_NCNews