Trumansburg mayor says sidewalk project is delayed

A project to use Federal grant funding to improve sidewalks in the Village of Trumansburg and the Town of Ulysses has been delayed, according to Mayor Marty Petrovic.

Trumansburg residents examine proposed plans at an info session last winter. Photo courtesy of Town of Ulysses.

Mayor Petrovic says the bids they’ve gotten are too high to complete the project as planned with the available funding.

As proposed, the joint village-town sidewalk project would add “three new sections of sidewalk: 1) Approx. 715 feet of sidewalk on Lake St from Main St to the Trumansburg Creek Bridge; 2) Approx. 2,847 feet of sidewalk on South St from Whig St to Tamarack Lane; and 3) Approx. 1,481 feet of sidewalk on Main St./Route 96 from the Fairgrounds to the Shur Save.”

“We will be sending out a letter in a few weeks to all the property owners in the sites where the project is located,” Mayor Petrovic said on Monday.

“The reason for the letter is to let everyone know that: 1) we got bids to construct the sidewalks that were too high and we will be putting it out for bid again, 2) that construction will not start until likely July (or later) and 3) if the bids are again too high we may either scale back part of the project or wait and put it out to bid in early 2018 to hopefully get more contractors to bid on it and hopefully a lower price.”

The intent of the project is to provide safe pedestrian routes to school for more residents of Trumansburg and Ulysses.

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