WHERE: A portion of sidewalk in front of a vacant building at James Brown Boulevard and Ellis Street.
WHAT: Tree roots have broken the concrete sidewalk, causing large cracks and unlevel ground.
WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: The Augusta-Richmond County Engineering Department
ACTION PROMISED: Traffic engineer Steve Cassell said he will send a crew to look at the broken sidewalk. In the near future, a team will evaluate all sidewalks in the downtown area and make recommendations to improve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Additionally, improvements to many downtown sidewalks are part of street redesign projects funded by the special 1 percent transportation sales tax.