In 2006, City Council made the construction of sidewalks a citywide high priority. Routes highly traveled by school children were the first areas targeted. Since 2006, the City has been able to construct an average of approximately two (2) miles per year. The additional funding provided by the sales tax would allow the City to enhance the current program thus constructing additional sidewalk annually. Some of the benefits of sidewalks include providing residents of Port St. Lucie a safe place to walk and bike to schools, parks, and businesses and also promoting exercise and a healthy lifestyle. The additional funding would allow the construction of the sidewalk projects listed below within the next five (5) years. Those projects listed below would be in addition to those currently planned and budgeted within the City’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP).
- Rosser Blvd.—Openview Dr. to Bamberg St.
- Paar Dr.—Bamberg St. to Savona Blvd.
- Import Dr.—Gatlin Blvd. to Savage Blvd.
- Sandia Dr.—Lakehurst Dr. to Crosstown Pkwy
- Floresta Blvd—Airoso Blvd to East Sidewalk (0.2 miles)
- Kestor Dr.—Darwin Blvd to East Sidewalk (0.2 miles)
- Hillmoor Dr.— St. Lucie Medical Center to Woodstork Trail
- Hillmoor Dr.—Lennard Rd to West Sidewalk (0.1 miles)
Engineering & Construction: $4,000,000.00
Current Funding: $1,150,000.00