Local construction crews have been working to replace old sidewalk curbs at intersections all over Riverbank, making them ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
In addition to the major project completed by Caltrans on Highway 108/Patterson Road the week before, crews from Thompson Construction in Modesto were working at several locations around town in recent weeks.
Among them were intersections on Morrill Road between Roselle Avenue and Oakdale Road in western Riverbank, and they have been working on several near the Community Center, at Cardozo Middle School. Having worked previously on Seventh and Eighth streets, last week, a major overhaul was being built at the Sixth Street intersection, next to the Teen Center.
Concrete curbs on both corners of Sixth, directly across from the middle school, were ripped out, re-framed, poured, and replaced last week.
The work is part of ongoing efforts on the part of the city to make its sidewalks at intersections complaint with standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The modifications include ramps from sidewalk to street level to make crossing easier for users in wheelchairs.