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Sidewalk Hazards – Orange Paint

What does all the orange paint mean?

The City of Viroqua has identified a sidewalk hazards throughout the City. The ADA defines a ‘trip hazard’ as any vertical change of over 1/4 inch or more at any joint or crack. The City will be hiring a contractor called Safe Step to cut the concrete, rather than grind, it in order to remove trip hazards. This method of cutting the concrete is more efficient and cost effective than simply grinding the cement to meet regulations. There will be a charge of $60-$80 per side of each concrete panel that must be remedied, and the contractor will be identifying any additional repair charges. This hazard must be remedied to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations by August 15thth. Those who do not wish to use the contractor hired by the City must still remedy his or her sidewalk hazard by August 15th as well.

The City of Viroqua thanks you for your understanding and cooperation. To learn more about Safe Step and their Precision Concrete Cutting method, as well as the standards that your sidewalks must meet to be ADA compliant, visit safesidewalks.com.

If you have any further questions please contact me at 637-7154 ext. 20 or sgrainger@viroqua-wisconsin.com.