By Dexter Harper
The construction of sidewalks on North Hughes Street started recently and is nearing completion on the east side of the roadway. If you are like me, your primary view of the project comes from your vehicle as you go about your busy day. With that in mind, BlackAmarillo.com compiled a photo essay of the project.
Keep in mind that this is only one layman’s perspective as documented by his camera. Not having any construction background or equipped with mandatory city, state or federal guidelines I will only display the photos and comment on a few things that seemed odd to this layman.
Sidewalks starting at the curb with small retaining wall.
Sidewalk butted against fence, no retaining wall.
Newly poured driveway cracked and broken.
New mailboxes installed …
… but not everywhere.
New sidewalk cracked.
South side of NW 14th and Hughes, without a measuring tape I can’t tell you the exact measurements. But I can tell you that these are my size 14 shoes and this is a newly poured wheelchair ramp. But will a wheelchair fit in this space?
North side of NW 14th and Hughes, once again my ugly size 14’s. Newly poured wheelchair ramp but notice the width difference compared to the previous photo.
No, it wasn’t as green as Forest Lawn, but it was in better shape before construction began
Kept my shoes on for this one, but really is this enough room for a wheelchair to navigate?
New meets the old, words serve no purpose here, photo screams injustice.
As I stated above, this is just one layman’s perspective as documented with his camera.
Your comments and opinions on this project are greatly needed.
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