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WEST HAVEN, Aug. 30, 2018 — An excavation crew from the city’s sidewalk contractor, Elm City Materials Inc. of Spring Street, repairs a section of sidewalk on Savin Avenue near Brown Street on Thursday, Aug. 23.
Citywide sidewalk repairs began in June. So far, 385 addresses have been inspected by city sidewalk inspector Ernie Chiarelli, and 343 sidewalks have been replaced or repaired by Elm City.
Only sidewalks damaged by the roots of city trees are being repaired. City trees are defined as those located between the sidewalk and street curb.
All sidewalk repairs are marked, and “No Parking” signs are posted prior to repair.
The new sidewalks are being financed with unused state Local Capital Improvement Program funds from previous years, which were discovered by Mayor Nancy R. Rossi’s administration. The work is being supervised by Public Works Commissioner Tom McCarthy and Rossi’s executive assistant, Lou Esposito.
(City Photo/Michael P. Walsh)