DPW sidewalk repair plan update 07/30/2013

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DPW sidewalk repair plan update 07/30/2013

  1. 1. Citywide Sidewalk Maintenance Forum City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Richard Mendoza, Commissioner July 30, 2013 1
  2. 2. Walkable Communities Sidewalks can improve pedestrian safety, encourage walkability, and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods. 2
  3. 3. Citywide Sidewalk Maintenance & Repair Program Objectives • Develop efficient and effective protocols for inspecting and repairing sidewalks currently in disrepair. • List sidewalk conditions that should be identified for further investigation and possible improvements. • Manage needed sidewalk repairs within current budgetary constraints. • Develop priority list of candidate sidewalk repair projects for future funding. 3
  4. 4. Current Backlog of Sidewalk and Curb Repairs Sidewalks $119,913,000 Curbs $32,274,000 Total $152,187,000 These figures were derived from the 2010 State of the Infrastructure Report 4
  5. 5. Educate Property Owners: Sec. 138-14. Maintenance of sidewalk area. (b) Whenever a sidewalk is paved …the owner of the abutting property shall be responsible for maintenance of that space and for keeping it free of holes and weeds, level with the sidewalk and sodded with grass and for watering, pruning and maintaining the planted materials, … (Code 1977, §§ 9-3016, 9-3087, 9-3086; Ord. No. 2001-22, § 1, 3-14-01) Sidewalk Maintenance Per City Code 5
  6. 6. Sidewalk Maintenance Per City Code Educate Property Owners: Sec. 138-14. Maintenance of sidewalk area. (d) Damaged sidewalk abutting the right-of-way. When the sidewalk abutting the right-of-way is damaged, it is the obligation of the abutting property owner to repair such sidewalk upon notice from the Department of Public Works. If after receiving such notice, the abutting property owner fails to repair the sidewalk within a reasonable time, the department of public works is authorized to make such repairs and assess the abutting property owner for costs incurred. (Code 1977, §§ 9-3016, 9-3087, 9-3086; Ord. No. 2001-22, § 1, 3-14-01) 6
  7. 7. Incident Reporting Sidewalk complaints are recorded and logged by the DPW Customer Service Center. (404) 330-6333 Email: publicworks@atlantaga.gov 7
  8. 8. Inspections Samples of damaged sidewalk All sidewalks containing elements of disrepair such as dipping, cracking, chipping or shifting that cause the sidewalk segment to be raised, missing, deteriorated or broken will be evaluated by the Engineering Division 8
  9. 9. Repairs • City responsible repairs will be done within 30 days • Property owner responsible repairs will be noticed with cost estimate and repair alternatives • Property owner may use city contractors or own contractors, Reply within 15 days of receipt of notice City Crews complete sidewalk repairs along Peachtree Street, NE 9
  10. 10. Sidewalk Condition Assessments Georgia Tech Study $400K Grant Study Underway DPW Full Time Program Manager / Inspector - Repair Alternatives - Full Excavation / Replacement - Sidewalk Leveling / Shaving - Sidewalk Injection 10
  11. 11. Sidewalk Repair Management 11
  12. 12. Process Moving Forward Red Tape Recommendations Completed DOJ Agreement in Process Future Bond List 12
  13. 13. Citywide Sidewalk Maintenance & Repair Program City of Atlanta Department of Public Works Richard Mendoza, Commissioner July 30, 2013 Thank You! 13

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