NORWALK, Conn. — Today’s photo is of a Van Zant Street sidewalk, steps away its intersection with Osborne Avenue, where new sidewalks have been installed. The hole depicted in this photo is about three inches deep.
Norwalk Communications Manager Joshua Morgan explained:
“The city replaces or installs curbs and sidewalks in conjunction with its paving schedule. The work done at the intersection of Van Zant Street and Osborne Avenue, as well as Van Zant Street near the Firehouse, were all curbs and sidewalks that had to be replaced as part of a traffic signal replacement project. Sidewalk maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner, and we encourage residents to submit issues they encounter through the Customer Service Center. That is the quickest and easiest way for an issue to get resolved.”
Van Zant Street is part of Route 136, a state road. The 2019-20 operating budget allocated $650,000 to sidewalk and curbing. “The city has 140 miles of sidewalk and funds will be used for the most critical sidewalk repairs adjacent to city property, including schools,” the budget states. “Work will be done in conjunction with road paving as well planning and zoning work.”