The Department of Public Works is planning to construct 26 new segments of sidewalks throughout New Canaan.
Assistant Director of Public Works Tiger Mann released this month an index of potential sidewalk projects, and he ranked three of them as priorities: a section from Weed Street from Elm Street to Irwin Park’s south entrance; another on Mead Street near Park Street; and a segment on Grove Street near Richmond Hill Road.
Mann told the Town Council July 16 that the work would cost about $4 million.
Besides the new sidewalk sections, Mann said the department soon would repair the sidewalk on Park Street, between Elm and Cherry streets, near Starbucks.
A long-awaited sidewalk between the Old Norwalk Road bridge and Kiwanis Park finally is being built this summer. The 5-foot-wide sidewalk, which has been in the planning for about a decade, will stretch for 825 feet on the south side of Old Norwalk Road, or roughly between the intersection with Main Street and Holly Road.
The 26 proposed sidewalk installations are listed below: