Originally created 07/09/98

Decries deterioration of Riverwalk 070998 - The Augusta Chronicle



I would like to bring to your attention the deterioration of the walkway on the levee at Riverwalk. Some of the bricks and many of the concrete slabs along the path are broken. In some cases, large pieces are missing and there are dangerous holes. Along the sidewalk on Ninth Street, leading to Riverwalk, there are damaged electrical outlets with exposed wiring.

I do not understand the lack of attention Riverwalk is receiving. I also don't understand how the city can allow these potential hazards to exist.

People from all over the country come to our city for different events. The Radisson Riverfront Hotel, located just a few feet from Riverwalk, houses many of these visitors. ...

We always show off the best parts of Augusta to our guests. But I am embarrassed by the lack of attention to an area that, in the past, impressed our visitors.

Don Platt, Augusta