Rockland sidewalk work nears completion

Posted July 03, 2014, at 1:26 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A new city sidewalk adjacent to the Farnsworth Art Museum was expected to be completed by the end of the day Thursday.

The work has limited Union Street to one lane.

Interim City Manager Tom Luttrell said the project was done to replace a concrete sidewalk installed last year by the city’s public works crew, which sustained significant cracking and buckling over the winter. The cracking in the old sidewalk was a safety risk, the interim manager said. The cost of the work this year is $38,000.

Luttrell said the city wants brick pavers, rather than concrete, to be used for all downtown sidewalks that are replaced. He said the cost for the pavers was less than a quote to use concrete.

In the fall, the city will replace a concrete sidewalk installed last year in front of the Wyeth Center, also located on Union Street.

Farley and Sons is doing this year’s work.

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