Seventh and Eighth streets sidewalk project to start

A sidewalk improvement project providing a better connection between downtown Georgetown and Southwestern University is set to begin next month. A ground breaking for the sidewalk project will be on Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at the corner of Sixth and Pine streets, near the former Texas Department of Public Safety office.

The project involves constructing an 8-foot wide sidewalk and accessible ramps on Seventh Street from Maple to Myrtle streets. The sidewalk improvement project also includes sections of Eighth and Sixth streets in the vicinity as well as segments of Walnut, College, and Ash streets within one to two blocks of Seventh Street. (See map.)

The improved sidewalks and accessible ramps will provide a needed pedestrian and bicycle connection between the Southwestern University campus and the Square.

The project cost is $855,020 funded by the 2015 voter-approved transportation bonds. The contractor is Choice Builders of Temple.

The project is expected to be completed in March.

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