Landrum’s new N. Randolph sidewalk set to start this spring

Published 4:31 pm Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cost of moving power poles estimated at $167K
Landrum City Council learned Tuesday, Jan. 18 that the cost of relocating power poles for the N. Randolph Street sidewalk project will be substantial, estimated at $167,638.
Landrum City Administrator Steve Wolochowicz also told council the sidewalk project should go out to bid sometime this spring.
Residents of the N. Randolph Street area have been waiting for the sidewalk to be constructed for several years. The city received $200,000 from a S.C. Department of Transportation Enhancement Grant in 2008 after being previously turned down for the project.
The city is required to match the grant with $50,000 and received $50,000 from Spartanburg County for the project.
In 2009, the project was scheduled to go out to bid in the spring of last year, but it was delayed because of issues with obtaining rights of way for 15 parcels along the street. Those issues have been resolved.
City council said Jan. 18 the project should be moving forward soon now that the cost of moving the power poles is known. That cost will be taken out of the total funding, which could result in less sidewalk for the neighborhood.
At one time Landrum planned to construct a sidewalk along the entire section of N. Randolph Street, including both sides of the street. The entire project was estimated several years ago to cost $469,000.
The plan is now to line the left side of the street (facing up the N. Randolph hill) with as much sidewalk as grant funding will allow. The exact length of sidewalk is unknown until bids are obtained.

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