City vows $1.2 million for pedestrian upgrades

Glendale plans to spend $1.2 million through next year on new sidewalks in the northwest part of the city. The project also includes addition of handicap access ramps at Brand Library in an ongoing effort to comply with federal disability laws.

The City Council approved the project on Tuesday.

Each year, the city installs new handicap access equipment to comply with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act. This year, new curb ramps will be placed at the main entrance to Brand Library.

In addition, tree roots have damaged several blocks of sidewalks, according to a city report. The project includes repairs at sidewalks in an area of the city bounded by Glendale Avenue, Pacific Avenue, San Fernando Road and Kenneth Road, extending to the Verdugo Mountains between Virginia Avenue and Pacific Avenue, according to the report.

Sidewalk maintenance is also planned for the southeast corner of Glenoaks Boulevard and Pacific Avenue.

The project is scheduled to begin in November and last through April 2012.

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