BANGOR- City officials are planning to put sidewalks down on parts of Hogan Road and Mount Hope Ave.
The new sidewalk will run from just beyond Haskell Road to Mount Hope Avenue, opposite Eastern Maine Community College.
There’s also a plan to put a new sidewalk along seven-hundred feet of Mount Hope Ave.
Pedestrian crossing lights will also be put at Haskell Road, Eastern Maine Community College, and Mount Hope Avenue.
City officials said this is one of many projects to create more pedestrian-friendly areas.
“Currently, there is no pedestrian access down that road. We’re trying to help with people going to college and kids traveling across,” said Ted Trembley, a civil engineer with the city. “We’re trying to do that around the city where we can get funds.”
80% of the project is being federally funded.
The rest will be coming from the city.
Trembley said the work will cost around $300,000.
Construction will likely be underway by this summer.