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City's ADA Sidewalk Repair Project Surpasses 16,000 Feet
The City of Pensacola's Public Works and Facilities Department has repaired approximately 16,000 linear feet of sidewalk and installed 215 curb ramps as part of the city's Americans with Disabilities Act Sidewalk Assessment. Approximately 12,000 additional linear feet of sidewalk is expected to be repaired by 2023, along with an additional 1,806 curb ramps.
The city completed an ADA Sidewalk Assessment in 2017 to evaluate existing sidewalks for ADA deficiencies, identifying approximately 28,100 linear feet of sidewalks and another 2,021 new curb ramps needed in order to achieve an acceptable level of ADA compliance.
"I'm excited to see these projects completed as we continue to make our sidewalks more accessible to all of our residents," Mayor Grover Robinson said. "Repairing over 16,000 feet of sidewalk is an amazing achievement by our Public Works and Facilities staff, with many more projects still in the works to further enhance sidewalk accessibility throughout the City of Pensacola."
Sidewalk repair projects were also prioritized in the survey to create a master sidewalk improvement project list, which is available on the city's website.
Projects began on the west side of the city and are moving eastward, with the next set of projects planned for the Community Redevelopment Area Urban Core District
, which is primarily the downtown area. Three sidewalk projects within the CRA Urban Core and two sidewalk projects outside of the CRA Urban Core are expected to be completed by the end of Fiscal Year 2020. To view the sidewalk priority list and an interactive map, visit cityofpensacola.com.