The city maintains about eight million linear feet of curb and 835 miles of sidewalk.
When problems are reported, curbs are temporarily repaired with an asphalt patch until they can be permanently addressed as part of the city's mill and overlay program.
A section of the sidewalk that has slightly shifted is permanently repaired by grinding out the uneven surface. If the shift is too severe to grind, then a concrete-like ramp patch is temporarily installed. This temporary repair is meant to hold for several years until it can be scheduled for replacement.
To report a curb or sidewalk problem, submit a help request through OPCares, the city's customer service system, with a description of the problem, location and any other pertinent information.
New Sidewalk Request
To request a new sidewalk in an establish neighborhood where none exists today, a petition must be completed by an individual.
A neighborhood home association or a neighborhood conservation group will need to submit a request on behalf of their board after they have first conducted a needs survey of their residents to ensure a sidewalk is needed.
If you have questions, please call 913-895-6040 or submit an online ticket.