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$150,000 More in Sidewalk Repair Funds Approved by Council

The DPW has a preliminary list of streets for repair.

$150,000 More in Sidewalk Repair Funds Approved by Council

With its action earlier this week, the Town Council has now authorized $350,000 of the $400,000 it has targeted for sidewalk repair.

The $150,000 councilors approved unanimously Tuesday night comes from the special purpose stabilization fund. The Department of Public Works currently has 10 streets on its list, but officials said that it remains a preliminary list and streets could be added if necessary.

"Locations were developed by concentrating on areas that would have a greater potential for pedestrian use and their proximity to roads that have high traffic volumes," DPW Director Jeffrey Bina said in a letter to Mayor Sue Kay last month. "The intent was to provide safe means for pedestrians to travel and to encourage walking."

The following streets had been selected for curbing, sidewalk and miscellaneous improvements as of Jan. 16, 2013:

Torrey Street adjacent to Fogg Library

Union Street at the Hamilton School entrance

West Street from Front Street to Rockcroft/Mill intersection

Norton Street, from Beals Street to Evans Street

Pingree School Entrance at Commercial Street

Middle Street, various spot repairs from Washington to Commercial

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