Georgetown City Council adopted the Sidewalk Master Plan, an update to the 2014 Sidewalk Master Plan, at a Jan. 23 meeting.

In a nutshell

The Sidewalk Master Plan will focus on connectivity by filling in gaps for existing sidewalks within city limits as well as supporting projects near local schools to create safer routes, according to city documents.

The plan prioritizes projects into four tiers in order of priority:
  • Public schools: sidewalk segments that provide direct access to schools
  • Gaps: identifies connectivity gaps in the existing sidewalk network
  • Downtown: focuses on completing the downtown sidewalk network
  • Small capital improvements: projects that are less than 200 feet in length and do not require complicated design
The cost

The total estimated cost of the plan is $31.64 million, according to city documents.

The estimated cost for each of the four tiers are:
  • Public school projects: $7 million
  • Gap projects: $22.82 million
  • Downtown projects: $775,000
  • Small capital improvement projects: $1.05 million