Asphalt sidewalk replacements don’t measure up.
Bryan Robarts, Right of Way department, 490-4000.
In early fall, the laying of natural gas pipe cut up the corner of Coburg and Oxford, which was patched with asphalt. Local residents fear that the concrete sidewalk won’t be replaced properly. Robarts insists work will re-start in the spring: After October 15, it’s city policy to replace concrete with asphalt until the weather warms. But it begs the question: Why can’t pipe-laying be better timed for reconstruction done right? —Mike Gorman