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The city of Vandalia is ready to take on what it hopes is only the first round of sidewalk replacements.
The city council agreed last week to seek bids for the replacement of sidewalks at nine locations in town:
• The area of 627 W. Jefferson St., on Jefferson and North Seventh streets.
• 1028 N. Sixth St.
• 500 block of North Fifth St., east side.
• Between 331 and 403 N. Eighth St., west side.
• 1415 W. St. Louis Ave.
• 802 N. Sixth St.
• 506 S. Sixth St.
• 1008 W. St. Louis Ave.
Together, the sidewalk replacements total 4,444 square feet, according to Public Works Director John Moyer.
In scouting the town for areas needing sidewalk replacements, Moyer said, he has avoided picking areas where trees are in or near the path of a sidewalk, to avoid having tree roots damage the sidewalk.