Infrastructure & Services
Village officals helped Lamont Excavating workers spread gravel at a sidewalk repair groundbreaking along Xenia Avenue downtown. From left are Guy LaPlante, Village Planner Ed Amrhein, Village Council member Karen Wintrow, Village Interim Manager Laura Curliss, John Lamont, owner of Lamont Excavating, and Erick Gohlke. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Village officials helped Lamont Excavating workers spread gravel at a sidewalk repair groundbreaking along Xenia Avenue downtown. From left are Guy LaPlante, Village Planner Ed Amrhein, Village Council member Karen Wintrow, Village Interim Manager Laura Curliss, John Lamont, owner of Lamont Excavating, and Erick Gohlke. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

Village breaks ground on sidewalk repairs

Long awaited repairs to Village sidewalks began last week with the building of a piece of sidewalk along Xenia Avenue near the bikepath. This year the Village has set aside $50,000 to repair sidewalks on the west side of Xenia Avenue between Friends Care Community and downtown.

“I applaud Council in taking a whole street approach,” said interim manager Laura Curliss when Council passed a sidewalk resolution in March. “This will be a great pedestrian improvement.”

The repairs will involve removing and replacing subpar sections of sidewalk between Marshall Street and the bike path, which involves about 4,642 square feet of sidewalk on Xenia Avenue, and a few broken sections on the south side of East Limestone Street just off Xenia Avenue.

New curb ramps will be installed at the northeast corner of Glen Street and Xenia Avenue, in front of Town Drug; the northeast corner of Corry Street and Xenia Avenue, in front of Subway; the northeast and southeast corners of east Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue; the northeast and southeast corners of Davis Street and Xenia Avenue; the southeast corner of Whiteman and Xenia Avenue; the northeast and southeast corners of North College Street and Xenia Avenue; and the northeast corner of Center College Street and Xenia Avenue. The curb ramp on the northwest corner of Limestone Street at Xenia Avenue will also be repaired.

Next year, the sidewalks along east side of Xenia Avenue will be repaired and other sidewalks branching off from the downtown area will follow, according to Village Planner Ed Amrhein.

The new sidewalk will connect the west side of Xenia Avenue with the bike path.

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