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Hazardous Sidewalk Markings and Replacements

Hazardous Sidewalk Repair Deadline Extended 1 Month

 This is a reminder that if the hazards were marked for replacement, and have not been remedied, the City contractor will perform the repair. Due to scheduling, the City contractor, Fowler and Hammer, will not be here until August. As such, the deadline for replacement is now July 30th, 2021. After July 30th, 2021, Fowler and Hammer will be authorized to begin replacements on any sidewalk not repaired.

Hazards were recently re-marked. If you feel that the hazards were re-marked incorrectly, please contact me to discuss. Hazards marked for replacement are identified with an “x”. A white “x” means the City will perform the repair, an orange “x” means the property owner is responsible for the replacement.

Sidewalk replacement will be $8.70/square foot for 4” concrete and $9.55/square foot for 6” concrete. The cost includes removal, replacement, any need base material, black dirt and re-seeding (where applicable). Cost for the repair will be entered on the 2021 tax roll, as a special charge on your property taxes pursuant to Viroqua Municipal Code §12.04.060 and Wis. Stat. § 66.0907. If you do not want the cost of repairs entered as a special charge, you also have an option of paying the bill to City Hall. An invoice for the replacement at your property will be sent to you.

If you choose to remedy the hazard yourself or through a contractor you hire, the repair must comply with the ADA requirements. Concrete replacements must be a six-bag mix at a sidewalk thickness of 4 inches and 6 inches for driveways. Base material shall be sand, gravel, or screenings at six inches thick and must be tamped thoroughly to insure stability. Cracks may be filled using high quality crack filler suitable for concrete repair.

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