ADA sidewalk goes forward

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CLINTON — On Monday, the city council approved a supplemental resolution to complete work to a sidewalk at the intersection of Webster and Center streets.  The work involves meeting ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements.

When work was performed for the city on the length of Center Street last summer, city officials thought they could hold off reworking a small section of sidewalk at one intersection. 

The steps are not ADA compliant, so the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) told the city the work couldn’t wait.

Since part of the work is paid for by federal funds, IDOT gives the final sign-off of the work.

Terry Fountain, project engineer with Cummins Engineering, said the sidewalk will be pulled closer to the street and angled.  It also will be widened to 5 feet and meet ADA ramp requirements, and a section of sidewalk on the opposite side of the street also would be modified at the same time.

• See the full story in the Friday, May 21, print edition of the Clinton Journal or now in the Journal E-Edition for subscribers.