Constituents in sections of Atwater Village will notice some much needed repair work taking place on several sidewalks throughout the community.
The Bureau of Street Services (BSS) Special Projects Division started the project last weekend. Council District 13 staff worked in partnership with the community to identify the most appropriate locations for the repair.
Mary Rodriguez, field deputy for the Councilmember, worked with BSS to identify locations for this Public Works project.
Part of the sidewalk repair will involve the removal of trees whose roots are the cause of the damage.
The City’s Urban Forestry Division will replace the trees with the following:
Coast Live Oak - Acresite and LA River
Evergreen Pear Trees - Edenhurst Ave and Verdant
Western Red Bud trees - La Clede and Chevy Chase
The multiple location project will cost approximately $100,000 with additional sites under consideration for other sidewalk repairs.
The sidewalk repair and tree replacement started last weekend and will take at least six weeks to complete. According to BSS, the weekend work will reduce overtime costs.
PHOTO SOURCE: URBAN FORESTRY