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SPRING HOPE — A town project to improve pedestrian safety is underway.
Marshall Construction has begun work to repair 2,500 square feet of sidewalk. Earlier this year, town commissioners approved a contract with the Nashville-based company for the removal and replacement of concrete sidewalk at a price of $9.25 per square foot.
The project’s budget totals $24,900, which includes traffic control, labor, materials and disposal of old concrete, according to the proposal town board members approved.
The sidewalks needing repairs were selected with input from Stocks Engineering and Envirolink, the company contracted to perform certain public works projects for the town.
Town Manager Jae Kim said concrete can’t be poured on rainy days, but he expects the project to still be completed within 30 days of the starting point.
The repairs are separate from a state grant project to expand sidewalks in strategic, high-traffic areas around the elementary school and shopping center.
“The CMAQ project has been put on hold due to the state DOT diverting funds elsewhere,” Kim said.