That work entails a sidewalk tripping hazard repair project, where 22 locations are scheduled to be repaired. In every case, the tripping hazard is tree roots which have resulted in considerably raised sections of the sidewalk...as seen in the photo below:
Wherever possible, the existing tree roots will be pruned and root barriers will be installed to prevent further damage to the sidewalk. Unfortunately, at eight locations it will be necessary to remove the tree due to the extensive damage that root pruning for sidewalk repair would create, and one additional tree is so unhealthy that it will also be removed. Within approximately one month of the sidewalk repair, the City will install a new tree of the same species at each location where a tree is to be removed. The new installations will include the use of engineered structural soil and deep watering tubes to promote healthy tree growth without future sidewalk heaving. When the work is complete, there will surely be a noticeable difference!