BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The city is installing new sidewalks in different parts of Bakersfield to give older areas a makeover and keep people safe.
Some homeowners have been waiting years for new sidewalks and they won’t have to pay the bill for the construction work thanks to grant money from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
“I’m happy I live downtown and my city is paying to do this for me. I appreciate it,” said Jeran Mcconnel.
Michael Connor, Street Superintendent, told 23ABC crews will be working in Central Bakersfield, East Bakersfield and South Bakersfield. Crews are repairing old sidewalks in the Oleander area now.
“The homeowners have been waiting for at least 15 years that I know of to get curbs, gutters and sidewalks,” said Connor.
“They’ve never been replaced since I’ve lived here,” said Mary Chelossi. Chelossi has lived on G street for 50 years and is looking forward to having new sidewalks.
“It’s going to be a lot better. We won’t have cracks and won’t trip,” said Chelossi.
Connor also told 23ABC the areas chosen are low-income areas. The city received $500,000 for the construction work and they hope to be able to fix up more areas in the future if the funding is available.
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