OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) - Navarre Avenue could be on its way to becoming more accessible to pedestrians. City officials said it is likely sidewalks will be added this summer.
This news is welcomed by the handicapped community living along Navarre. Last August, residents complained spots where the sidewalk dropped off caused potential danger.
About half a mile between Lallendorf and Coy is not currently paved. Sometimes residents wheel into the busy street to get to their destinations.
Oregon's city administrator said council, city officials and businesses have moved to a general consensus that they do need sidewalks the busy avenue.
The project will cost about $110,000. The city will fund around $20,000 in engineering and sewer costs. The rest would be assessed to adjacent property owners.
"It's time to act on the sidewalks. It's something that has been percolating for a couple years now with increasing demand from residents and changes in the nature of development along Navarre," said Mike Beazley, Oregon city administrator.
The adjacent properties are finishing the process of petitioning. After that, it will be sent to council. Beazley expects council will be ready to act by August.