What’s Driving You Crazy: No sidewalks on N. Hickory Street in Summerville

VIDEO: What’s Driving You Crazy: No sidewalks on N. Hickory Street in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - Design and permitting plans are in the works to make part of Summerville safer for pedestrians.

A viewer reached out to Live 5 News with the following concern:

“The fact that there is no sidewalk on [North Hickory Street]. Completely unsafe and irresponsible considering it’s right by the community center...I’ve reached out to city council members and the mayor for an update and cannot get a response.”

Summerville Director of Public Works and Town Engineer Russ Cornett said projects like these generally take a little longer because federal money is involved.

“This project is being funded with federal Community Development Block Grant funding,” Cornette said. The plan is to put in a sidewalk from Highway 78 to West Richardson Avenue on the east side of Hickory Street. It will cost at least $160,000.

“We will be finalizing this bid documents for the project this week and put it out for public bid later this week for a June 1st bid date,” Cornette added.

People who live in the area should see construction start later this summer.

Don’t forget, you can let us know what’s driving you crazy on Lowcountry roads by emailing traffic reporter Abbey O’Brien at aobrien@live5news.com or you can fill out a form by clicking this link.

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