LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- The Village of Larchmont is repairing sidewalks and curbs that have been notorious trip hazards over the years, including Larchmont Avenue.
The village board approved a $33,438 sidewalk renovation project, which the department of public works contracted out to Acoccella Contracting. The Scarsdale-based contracting company began construction late last week on Larchmont Avenue near the intersection of Palmer Avenue, said Carlos Reis, an Acoccella employee.
Larchmont Avenue is the biggest portion of the project, stretching from Palmer Avenue to Addison Street.
"We're just repairing sidewalk that isn't suitable," said Reis, whose company is repairing scattered portions of the street.
Construction is currently moving down Larchmont Avenue, and will move to other locations when that is complete. The project also includes paving roads in need of repair, once all of the sidewalk and curb repairs have been completed.
Mayor Josh Mandell said he anticipates the entire project will be completed by the end of September.
"We prioritized roads in the village in most need of repair and those that have the highest rate of travel," Mandell said. "It's been something we have been looking at for a few years. We want to make it a very safe village for pedestrians when they are walking the sidewalks."
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