Greater City Providence

Sidewalk work

Sidewalk work on Atwells Avenue
Photo by Jef Nickerson

Sidewalk work has been taking place the last few weeks up and down Atwells Avenue. Replacing loose/missing bricks and laying stamped concrete at parking lot ramps.

The city got stimulus money for sidewalk repairs, are repairs taking place in your neighborhood?

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • I don’t think they’ll ever repair the sidewalks in my neighborhood. They’re not in what I would consider a “high priority” neighborhood, which is why they’re doing Federal Hill. I’m sure they’ll do the East Side. Maybe even other parts of Elmhurst where there is more money. My street is too close to Chalkstone for them to care about it.

    Also, why stimulus money for sidewalks and why replace sidewalks that don’t necessarily need it? Dean Street needed to be repaired more than the sidewalks along it.

  • Not surprising that Federal Hill is first on the list for repairs, needed or not. That’s where most local politicians spend their campaign finance funds… restaurants.

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