The city of Blue Springs is preparing to repair sidewalks throughout the city and make its pedestrian infrastructure accessible to people with disabilities.
To that end, the city hired the consulting firm TranSystems to evaluate the 168 miles of sidewalks in Blue Springs, 3,190 curb ramps and 1,276 street crosswalks, the city said in a news release.
Through Feb 27, the city is seeking public comment on the plan developed by TranSystems.
A three-month audit by the firm revealed that 83 percent of sidewalks will need minor modifications to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the city said. The plan also called for minor repairs and slight improvements to sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, traffic signals, railroad crossings and stairs.
The city would tackle the worst areas first and also consider previous complaints and the proximity of the areas to city services, schools and hospitals.
The plan is available at bluespringsgov.com/sidewalkplan.
Comments can be submitted online to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Engineering Department at 816-228-0121.
The city asks that comments focus on the plan itself. Requests for specific work can be added at the end of the comment.
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