Ben Kirkwood took this photo of a repair job on Stittsville Main Street near Abbott. The brick sidewalk was paved over with a coat of asphalt.
“Hopefully, in the new plan for Sittsville Main St., they have set aside more tax money to fix this recent “repair” at Main/Abbott,” he wrote. “This sad attempt to rejuvenate was a step in the wrong direction.”
We asked the City about the repair, and if the brickwork will ever be restored. Here’s the response from Luc Gagne, Manager, Roads Services:
“In this particular case the City identified a tripping hazard at the Stittsville location. It is standard practice when crews identify a hazard that they remove the stone, clear the area and complete a quick temporary fix with asphalt. The decorative brick will be replaced at a future time.”
No timeline was provided for the return to the decorative brick.
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