From mid-March to mid-October, repairs are undertaken on the streets, curbs, gutters, lanes, and sidewalks of Calgary. Repairs are prioritized according to severity and safety implications. The repair work includes:
- Repairing cracks and crumbling of sidewalks to eliminate places where pedestrians can trip (see the Local Improvements page for more information).
- Repairing curbs and gutters to improve drainage.
- Repairing sunken or heaving concrete on sidewalks.
- Rehabilitation work on sidewalks that have previous undergone repairs.
If less than 50 per cent of a block’s sidewalk or curb is damaged, then concrete is used for repairs. Typical sidewalk or curb damage could include:
- Cracking and crumbling
- Trip edges
- Tree root distortion
A concrete sidewalk or curb that is damaged for more than 50 per cent of a block will fall under Local Improvement. The sidewalk or curb will be made safe and be repaired by the following:
- Grinding down tripping edges
- Filling cracks with grout
- Covering uneven surfaces with asphalt
- Raising sunken sections with grout.
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