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Huntsville inks $1.3M contract for new sidewalks

HUNTSVILLE – The City Council authorized Mayor Tommy Battle to sign a $1.3M contract to install three miles of new sidewalks and ramps at various locations throughout Huntsville. The investment will enhance pedestrian safety, the city said.

SJ&L General Contractor won the contract with the lowest bid.

The new infrastructure will improve pedestrian access at the following locations:

  • Stevens Avenue from Russell Street to Maysville Road – 3,136 feet
  • South Shawdee Road from Dale Road to the Land Trust entrance – 3,000 feet
  • Wilkenson Drive from Meridian Street to Salem Drive – 2,000 feet
  • Quietdale Drive from Meridian Street to Vinyard Street – 2,000 feet
  • Benaroya Lane from Boulevard South to Byrd Spring Road – 1,601 feet
  • Valley Brook Drive from Vinyard Street to Belle Meade Drive – 1,478 feet
  • Sewanee Road from Governors Drive to Marshuetz Avenue – 1,425 feet
  • Salem Drive from Wilkenson Drive to Melody Road – 1,076 feet
  • Melody Road from Salem Drive to Chase Road – 377 feet
  • Vanderbilt Drive from Monroe Street to Memorial Parkway – 300 feet

“These sidewalks were requested by the community and evaluated as necessary due to missing gaps, heavy pedestrian traffic, lack of Americans with Disabilities Act access and proximity to public facilities,” said Kathy Martin, director of City Engineering.

Work will begin within the next two weeks.

The agreement stipulates the contractor must complete one project before work can begin at a new location.

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