The Corporation of The City of London
May 14, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
City to test notification for sidewalk maintenance
This summer, the City of London will begin using lawn signs as a method for
communicating sidewalk replacement work happening in test areas of the city.
The purpose of the sign is to notify area residents of the work being performed
and provide contact information should any questions arise.
In a typical summer, City crews inspect over 1400 kilometres of sidewalk,
looking for any sections that exceed our quality standards. Hundreds of
locations are repaired, making it very challenging to notify residents.
Under the existing Council policy, maintenance work does not require any public
“I’m really pleased the City is going to undergo a pilot project aimed at
increasing communication efforts for sidewalk maintenance work,” says Councillor
Matt Brown. “The goal is to ensure residents are aware of the work being
performed, and have easy access to a contact at the City of London, should they
have any questions or concerns.”
The pilot project involving one concrete crew will take place during the 2012
construction season for sidewalk panel replacements. A sign will be placed at
the work site inviting invites the public to call 519-661-4570 or e-mail should they have any questions regarding this work. The
sign also contains a Quick Response (QR) code, enabling anyone with a Smart
phone to scan the code and have instant access to a list of
Frequently Asked Questions related to sidewalk maintenance.