Richmond Public Works tackle sidewalk problems

Richmond Public Works tackle sidewalk problems

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - Richmond Public Works is tackling sidewalk problems across the city.

Crews were out working Monday morning on Kensington Avenue in the Museum District.

Just last week, city council approved $16.2 million to help improve streets and sidewalks in Richmond, which is reportedly four times as much as past years.

Mayor Levar Stoney said the city has repaired roughly 3,000 sidewalks in the last two and a half years. Crews are slated to complete about 2,000 more repairs over the next fiscal year.

"We’re doing our best to get to as many tripping hazards as possible in the city and the funding that the mayor was able to secure for us is going to enable, us not to get the everything, but we can make a dent in the backlog that we have,” Director of Richmond Department of Public Works Bobby Vincent said.

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