Falls Road upgrades leave disabled residents with no place to go
City lacks money to build accessible sidewalks
to match new curb cuts
Kirkland Gabriel, the city's engineer on the project
, said the work wasn't intended to be a total reconstruction.
"Sidewalks were not in the scope of the project and we didn't have the funding," Gabriel said. "If we are putting in sidewalks, we do make them ADA compliant."
"Falls Road is very unique, a mixture of business and residential, with so many slopes and grades. We don't have the right-of-way to widen the sidewalks," Gabriel said. "There's almost nothing we can really do