Historic Cassville sidewalks are issue as MoDOT upgrades miles of sidewalk to ADA standards | Cassville Democrat

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The issue began for the district a year-and-a-half ago, when it put together a committee to study and deal with the impending Missouri Department of Transportation sidewalk project, where the department has been tasked by the U.S. Justice Department to make all sidewalks within MoDOT's right-of-way compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

For Cassville, this project includes two sections along Main Street, from Seventh Street to 10th Street, and from 10th Street to 17th Street.

Being a MoDOT project, the district recognized it would have to work with the state organization as best as it could, seeing as the district itself has no real say on how MoDOT will use its land.

Unfortunately, for some of the Cassville graduates -- from 1922-72, honored with their names engraved on a section of MoDOT-owned sidewalks along Main Street -- this presented a problem for the district.

MoBikeFed comment: After years of neglecting sidewalks on state highways that run through communities like Cassville, MoDOT is now routinely working to upgrade sidewalks and make pedestrian connections in the towns it serves across Missouri.

We applaud MoDOT's work in this area, and hope they can continue to work with local citizens and groups to resolve issues like the one that arose in Cassville.