Accessibility to expand on Jackson

Posted on Apr 7 2014 - 8:26am by DM Staff Report

Wheelchair ramps will be added to sidewalks along Jackson Avenue to make the sidewalks more accessible for all citizens and visitors.

The ramps will be made possible by an $8,000 donation from Ray Nielsen. Nielsen said he donated the money as a way to thank Mayor Pat Patterson and the Board of Aldermen for what they do for the city.

Nielsen has previously donated to the city. He contributed to the Burns-Belfry renovation, which converted the church into a museum.

The timeline for the ramp construction is not available. It is undetermined how far the ramps will extend and on which side of the road the ramps will be. The ramps could extend as far as the underpass on Jackson Avenue to the Square.