Testing a New Way of Repairing Sidewalks

Always looking for ways to enhance our work, SDOT is testing a new approach for repairing sidewalks.  Walkways sometimes have lifted areas due to tree roots growing or pavement settling.  Instead of using asphalt to fill the gaps, this approach sawcuts lifted areas of concrete using a patented process. 

We are trying it as a repair technique on three blocks of Broadway to see if it is a cost effective solution for maintaining them.  The approach could allow us to create walkway fixes that look great and meet ADA standard for walkways.  We’ll be sure to let you know how the test works out!

Before the Repair

 

After the Repair