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Dubious sidewalk repair on Broad Street

September 22, 2010 6:50 pm by


By Melissa G.

Church Hill residents need to check out the “fine” work done by the City in repairing the broken and uneven sidewalks on the 3300 block of East Broad.

The sidewalks are poured concrete on this block. The city “fixed” the problem areas using patches of black tar-based asphalt! Is this some kind of joke or was someone looking to unload some asphalt from a nearby road paving job? It looks nasty not to mention completely ridiculous. And, why is it that just around the corner, brick sidewalks are being painstakingly repaired and replaced when ours was merely patched with asphalt and not actually repaired?

Moreover, this is an Old and Historic District where residents are required to abide by both City and CAR guidelines and restrictions when making improvements to the exteriors of their homes. What is the point of these protocols if the City is allowed to take shortcuts like dumping black tar on our sidewalks? The City needs to be held to the same aesthetic standards and requirements as its residents.

Neighbors please join us in speaking out on this. It’s a blight on the entire neighborhood.


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