The County DPWT has informed that it has initiated the development of a concept for a bike and sidewalk facility along Rhode Island Ave from Paducah Road to Sunnyside Avenue.
This concept will determine the specific needs that have to be addressed to construct the bike and sidewalk improvements including construction costs, stormwater management requirements, right-of-way needs, and utility impacts.
The concept will be completed by the end of the year and be utilized to determine the next steps.
This is just the first step, but it is very important that the process begins.
Last month, the City Council sent a letter to the County asking to build these facilities on Rhode Island Avenue. Several residents also wrote in support of this plan.
Thank you all that have been advocating for this pedestrian safety improvement.
[Source: County Councilmember Tom Dernoga]