Tuskegee ALDOT Sidewalk Project

TUSKEGEE, AL (WSFA) - It's something that most of us probably take granted: being able to walk down a sidewalk. You may have them on your street. But some residents in Tuskegee are seeing sidewalks for the first time.

Seretta Reed has lived in her house in Tuskegee since 1948.

This is the first time she's seen sidewalks in front of her house.

"I was so happy to see them. I walk, take long walks and short walks and all," Reed said.

Tuskegee mayor Omar Neal says the Alabama Department of Transportation sidewalk project started in June. It stretches two miles from St. Mark Baptist Church on Martin Luther King Highway and ends at Conerly Street.

"This project is to enhance and make it safer for our children to go to school. But also it has been a thrust to get people to be more active in terms of quality of life," Neal said.

Workers are busy constructing the final stretch as they wrap up the project. The mayor says this $300,000 dollar project should be complete in the next two weeks.

Mayor Neal says there's a focus on reviving the community. He says repaving the streets and putting up new street signs is next on the list.

"We are really working to improve our community," Neal said.

"Anything that improves the community is worthwhile," Reed said.

A new walking venture for. Reed and a new pathway to improvements for the city.

This project is a part of the "Off-road Path and Streets Improvements" ALDOT project.

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