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We will have a progress meeting with the contractor on Friday's or Monday's.  After the progress meeting, there will be an update to this page.

Updates

8/10/2020 - Depending on the weather, the contractor should be done digging by the end of the week.  We should be done pouring concrete and landscaping by the end of next week.

7/20/2020 - We are done excavating in Kenmore.  We are currently excavating in West Akron, Highland Square and Wallhaven.  This week we will finish digging in those areas and move into Northwest Akron and Merriman Valley.  We are almost done pouring in Kenmore.  Later this week we will finish pouring everything that was opened up last week.

Residential City-Wide Petition Sidewalk Program

The City of Akron has a program to replace an individual homeowner's substandard sidewalks and drive approaches if a residential property owner signs a petition agreeing to pay for a share of the costs. The rates will be locked in at the current rate at the time that the petition is turned in. Currently, we are using the 2009 rates:

Sidewalk $25.25 per front foot
Driveway Apron $3.05 per square foot
Curb (at apron only) $21.25 per front foot
Roof Drain Pipes (sidewalk to curb only) $29.00 each
Retaining Wall (along right of way) $11.00 per square foot

The City will construct the necessary improvements. The City will be responsible for replacing any sidewalk sections damaged by tree roots, provided those trees are in the lawn strip. The City will replace those damaged sidewalk sections and replant the tree at no cost to the property owner.

For additional residential information, click here.


Commercial City-Wide Petition Sidewalk Program

The City of Akron has a program to replace substandard sidewalks and drive approaches at commercial or non owner-occupied residential property (i.e. a rental property or other business). The City will construct the necessary improvements. After the improvements are completed, the property owner shall be assessed 100% of the cost of construction plus the cost of engineering and inspection costs. The City will be responsible for any street tree work required including the re-planting of new street lawn trees at no cost to the property owner.

For additional commercial information, click here.


To sign up for either of the sidewalk programs, please call 311 or visit Akron 311.

For questions about the sidewalk program, call Chuck Hirsch in Engineering at 330-375-2183 or e-mail at [email protected].

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