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Posted on: October 27, 2022

Town Sidewalk Projects: What to Expect & When

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Following up on community requests for improved sidewalk connectivity, Town Council approved an initial list of three priority sidewalk projects in August 2022 as recommended by the Parks & Recreation Committee. That original list came from resident recommendations at community meetings and other Town meetings, old priority lists, and the 2040 Transportation Plan. 

At the request of Town Council, Town staff brought the remaining projects on the list to Council's meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4th, along with a list of sidewalks that have been requested by residents but were not included in the Parks & Recreation Committee’s original list. The overall goal is to compile a list of sidewalk projects that Town staff foresee being able to complete within the next five to seven years. 

After vetting what was remaining on the sidewalk priority lists and the additional sidewalk requests, Town Council moved to adopt the list of additional sidewalk projects. Below is a list of projects currently underway and/or to be started soon.

Park Street

  • Details: Sidewalk and pedestrian/bike trail between Elm Street & Vaughan Heights subdivision.
  • Timeline: Underway. Expected completion in Fall 2022

Maple Street #1

  • Details: Widening of trail that connects to New Street.
  • Timeline: Fall-Winter 2022-23

College Avenue

  • Details: South side. Calhoun Street to Louisiana Street.
  • Timeline: Underway. Expected completion in Fall 2022

Maple Street #2

  • Details: West side. Myrtle Street to MacMurdo Street.
  • Timeline: Under design. Expected completion Spring 2023

Maple Street #3

  • Details: East side. Ashcake Road to Sunny Drive.
  • Timeline: Spring-Fall 2023

Duncan Street

  • Details: West side. Howard Street to Francis Street.
  • Timeline: Fall -Winter 2023-24

Ashcake Road

  • Details: Maple Street to Sheetz entrance.
  • Timeline: TBD by the Virginia Department of Transportation 

A full list of priority sidewalk projects can be viewed in the presentation to Council here. For questions about current or upcoming sidewalk projects, please contact Ingrid Stenbjorn at istenbjorn@ashlandva.gov or (804) 752-6875. 

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