COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho -- Officials in Coeur d’Alene are speeding up the process of fixing several sidewalks in Downtown.
Last December, the Coeur d’Alene City Council voted to move forward with $400,000 in funding for the sidewalk improvements. The work will take place over the next two years. The city will use $300,000 in available funds previously set aside as part of the citywide Sidewalk Hazard Abatement Program.
City officials said the sidewalk upgrades would call for the removal of several trees that are causing damage to sidewalks. City leaders said about eight trees will be removed along the Downtown corridor.
The repairs to the sidewalks also include the installation of pedestrian ramps on street corners and pouring new sidewalks.