Work On Parma's Sidewalk And Streetscape Program Improvements Starts This Month

Parma’s Department of Community Services and Economic Development will spend $230,000 on its 2017 Sidewalk and Streetscape programs; the money for these improvements comes from federally funded Community Development Block Grants.

The purpose of the Sidewalks Program is to improve the public right-of-way in residential areas and to allow for better accessibility and mobility. The grant amount for this program is $130,000. Twenty-eight streets have been identified for improvements in curbs, aprons and sidewalks. Six wheelchair ramps are part of this project. 

Similarly, the Streetscape Program, which has a $100,000 budget, improves public right-of-way and aesthetics of retail districts. Ten sites have been identified for improvements. 

“We are using these important federal dollars to invest in our community by supporting infrastructure improvements that will help our businesses and residents,” Mayor Tim DeGeeter said.

Work on the various improvements around Parma will begin in mid-September and is expected to be completed by November 1.

Jeannie Roberts

Communications Director for the City of Parma

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 1:01 PM, 09.01.2017