The City's Sidewalk Repair Program repairs and replaces damaged sidewalks, curbs, and gutters to improve access and enhance pedestrian safety. Sidewalk repairs are conducted to improve the safety and structural integrity of the sidewalk, and to enhance accessibility. Curb ramps and detectable warning surfaces (truncated domes) will be installed at each intersection within the project areas. Repair of curbs and gutters addresses ponding problems on small isolated sections of curb and gutter that have been lifted by tree roots.
The City's Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission identified a $3.7 million backlog in sidewalk repairs. Beginning in the current fiscal year, an additional $1 million has been added to the annual sidewalk repair program to increase its effectiveness and reduce the backlog.
The City also has a “Hot Spot” program to address sidewalk and curb ramp requests on a case by case basis. “Hot Spot” repair priority will be based upon the severity of the damage. Please use the Palo Alto 311 mobile application to report a problem with sidewalks, curbs, or gutters.
Current Construction Projects
FY 2016 Sidewalk, Curb, and Gutter Repairs Project
Contractor: Spencon Construction Project Manager: Holly Boyd Project Engineer: Jim Amores Dates: January 2016 – November 2016 Work hours/days: 8am - 6pm, Monday through Friday
Location Map, Repair Lists, and project description for the current Sidewalk, Curb and Gutter Repairs Project, please refer to the links below. Work will be generally be within limits indicated (and marked with white paint arrows on the sidewalks and gutters), but will not necessarily include every address. The City will update this page whenever there are significant changes to the project schedules.