Crews repair sidewalks for pedestrian safety in Santa Maria

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Amy Gillot enjoys walking her dogs every day.

She is therefore particularly delighted to know that the crews are on a mission to repair
sidewalks through Santa Maria.

“It’s really important to me because you know there are a lot of cracks and
stuff and you really have to look down when you’re walking so you don’t
tripping or something like that, so it’s very important,” Gillot said.

But Gillot will not have to give up any longer.

Crews from the Santa Maria Public Works Department are repairing thousands of
square feet of damaged sidewalks.

“Well, we’re replacing and installing about 40,000 square feet of sidewalk around
the city … we have a lot of construction going on in the city right now,” said Zoe Glick, project manager for the city of Santa Maria.

Crews are repairing sidewalks in several areas, including La Maria Senior
Home, 600 block of Pine Street and Fesler Jr. High School.

“Teams are working here on Battles Road right now and they’re going to be
go down Battles Road, then build sidewalks and so on here
they replace ramp ramps…they will turn around for
College Drive and working on the sidewalks there,” said Acting Director Brett Fulgoni of the Santa Maria Public Works Department.

In addition to sidewalks, crews also work on sidewalks, gutters and
aisles.

“Children can go to school…cross roads safely…get there and parents don’t have to
so you don’t have to worry about tripping anymore,” Glick said.

If you see orange cones along the route, crews ask
drivers to slow down.

And while it doesn’t look like much right now, you can expect a smoother gateway.
once the project is complete.

“It’ll make everything safer, you know…you don’t have to worry about
stumble,” Gillot said.

Crews should continue to work on the sidewalks for the next couple
of weeks.