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Berkley City-wide Sidewalk Replacement Program

The City of Berkley conducted its bid process on the Sidewalk Replacement Program which is initially focused within the southwest section of the City. However, City administration decided it will delay the start of this program until further notice over concerns about financial hardships residents may face due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

To date, City staff and HRC have conducted inspections within the southwest section of the City and have established that the initial program to include the replacement of concrete slabs that were determined to be the highest priority based on vertical displacement (faulting).

Future Sidewalk Replacement Program locations, timelines, and budgets will be determined following the completion of the pilot program.

The Scope of the 2020 Pilot Program is as follows:

  • The replacement of sidewalk slabs (whether they are the result of tree root disturbance or not) within the southwest section of the City bordered by Greenfield and Coolidge to the west and east, respectively, and 11 Mile Road and Catalpa to the south and north, respectively (See map below).
  • This initial program includes those concrete slabs determined to be “immediate” (2 inches or more in vertical displacement), as determined by inspection and evaluation of this section, including City-owned facilities.
  • If there are any major category (between ½ inch and 2 inches in vertical displacement) priorities adjacent to the immediate priorities, those slabs will be addressed at the same time.

The following series of questions and answers are intended to provide additional detailed information on the Program. While it is hoped that these address the most common questions asked, all residents are encouraged to contact the City’s Community Development Director or HRC for additional information.

Community Development Department can be contacted by calling 248-658-3320.

Sidewalk Replacement Program Frequently Asked Questions

What is the scope of the proposed Program?

Why has my sidewalk been chosen for replacement?

What does the initial Program constitute?

What is the City's budget for the 2020 Sidewalk Replacement Program?

How will I be billed/When is payment due?

Does the city offer financing options for payment of sidewalk bills?

What is the estimated schedule of the proposed Program?

What is the procedure for replacement of sidewalk?

How will the procedure for replacement of sidewalk be implemented for this project?

Who is responsible for replacement of sidewalk impacted by trees?

Who will be responsible for any damage to sewer manhole and water curb boxes?

May I have private work done by the City contractor?

Will the contractor restore my lawn after the work is completed?

Will the driveway approach be replaced?

When will I gain access back to my driveway?

Where can I park if I can't get into my driveway?

Will pavers or other structures in the park way be reset when work is completed?

What will happen if the new sidewalks become damaged?

Is there any warranty for the work?

What do I do to avoid damage to my sprinkler?

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