We do not have any dates, but the markings along our sidewalk with Sheridan Road tell us that the City is gearing up to begin work. This is being done as a part of the City’s ‘Shared Cost’ sidewalk replacement program. We signed up for this last winter, with the hope they would replace several of the remaining problematic areas of sidewalk.
The City has not formally scheduled anything with us – and unfortunately, we do not know that they will. We may very well get no notice whatsoever. But, we did notice one of their crews has marked the sidewalk up, presumably in preparation for the construction workers to come and begin work. Also, we observed the CDOT (City Department of Transportation) team in the neighborhood working at other locations.
There are several sections of sidewalk which CDOTs crew will tear up and replace with new concrete. It’s our guess most of the work can be done within a week, depending on weather. But, call it the way of the universe, we will be lucky if we get any information on scheduling.
Given our observations though, it is our guess they may begin anytime. I contacted the Alderman’s office, to see if they can narrow down our expectations. A representative with the Alderman’s office followed up and advised the City expects to be done with all the work in the 48th Ward by Labor Day.
We will do our best to get dates if we can – and if they do show up unannounced, we will post an update and send a text. To subscribe to our texting service, just text PTCAmaintenance to 94253.
Once work begins, please be mindful of any barricades, caution tape, or other obstructions which may be erected for your protection.