Wait Likely to Fix Illinois City’s Storm-Damaged Sidewalks

August 3, 2011

It may take until next year to repair sidewalks damaged in Quincy during a severe storm in June.

Jeff Steinkamp is the interim director of Central Services in Quincy. He tells The Quincy Herald-Whig that depending on the availability of city workers it could take until next year to fix the sidewalks.

Steinkamp says the city has an inventory of broken sidewalks and crews will need to remove parts of trees. He says the city will try to eliminate safety hazards in the meantime.

The city could hire private contractors if insurance money covers the damages.

The storm that rolled through Quincy in late June left the city’s water-treatment plant without power. The mayor declared a state of emergency for the 40,000-resident Mississippi River city until debris could be cleared.

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