Which sidewalk materials do you prefer to replace the existing Railroad District boardwalk sidewalk? The test sections are located at 2034 Santa Barbara Ave. We encourage you to make a site visit to check out the three test strips.
You may have noticed some recent changes to the boardwalk installation along Santa Barbara Avenue. The existing boardwalk has been problematic for some time. Public Works periodically receives complaints about the uneven board walk surface. The unevenness is related to weathering of the wood planks, which has resulted in splintering and protruding hardware. In addition, the boardwalk is costly to maintain in a reasonable condition. Therefore, the Public Works Department is seeking input on proposed Railroad District Plan sidewalk standard modifications that will address the sidewalk surface problems and reduce long term maintenance costs.
In consultation with the Cultural Heritage Commission, Public Works proposed various sidewalk alternatives to the board plank system. Public Works received approval to move forward with changes to the Railroad District Sidewalk Standard that incorporate a paver design. Therefore, Public Works has designed a draft standard and installed three brick paver test strips fronting Miner’s Hardware at 2034 Santa Barbara Avenue to showcase three options. The proposed options consist of locally sourced pavers and represent colors that are found around the Railroad District.
The public and adjacent landowners are encouraged to check out the test strips and let Public Works know what you think. The test strips are numbered for easy reference.
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