Sidewalk Repair Cost Share Program
As with many municipalities, Coalinga addresses sidewalk maintenance and repairs in accordance with California State Streets and Highways Code Section 5610, which states that sidewalk maintenance and repair is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner. Coalinga’s sidewalk maintenance policy is also addressed in our local municipal code as Sec. 7-2.05, which states that the adjacent property owner is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk in a nonhazardous condition and may also be liable for injuries caused as a result of failure to maintain the sidewalk.
The intent of the cost share program is to alleviate the some of the financial burden from property owners. As it can be a daunting task in both expense and planning.
It should be noted that while the City will not share any costs for driveways or aprons, it would be a good opportunity to seek these sorts of repairs at this time. At the time of application, you may indicate that you are interested in such repair. It will then be performed as part of the project without you having to negotiate with contractors.
Curb/Gutter and curb ramp repairs will be at the full discretion of the City, and as such may or may not be approved as a part of the project.
As part of our negotiations with contractors, the City maintains the ability to reject all bids. This would delay the project date until suitable pricing could be found either through re-submittal or attachment to another project within the City of Coalinga.
In coalition with this program, the city has sought other means to repair sidewalk throughout the city. On October 15, 2020, the City engaged with Precision Concrete Cutting to fully evaluate the entirety of sidewalks in Coalinga. Based on the inspections, the City will authorize them to conduct "offset shaving". A demonstration can be see below.
Cost of Sidewalk Repairs
|Engineer's Concrete Estimates|
|Curb/Gutter(LF)||Sidewalk(SQ FT)||Driveway(SQ FT)|
|Remove||$18.50/linear ft||$7.00/sq ft||$11.50/sq ft|
|Replace||$18.50/linear ft||$11.50/sq ft||$17.25/sq ft|
|Total||$18.50/linear ft||$18.50/sq ft||$28.75/sq ft|