CHAPTER XVIII. STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACESCHAPTER XVIII. STREETS, SIDEWALKS AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES\ARTICLE 2. SIDEWALK CONSTRUCTION

All sidewalks shall be constructed, repaired and reconstructed under the direct supervision of the city engineer, and in accordance with the provisions of this article. Any sidewalk not so constructed shall be removed and reconstructed at the contractor’s expense and in accordance with this article.

(K.S.A. 12-1801 et seq.; Code 1971, § 22-36)

The contractors or property owners shall give the city engineer notice of their intention to construct new sidewalks. The city engineer shall then set proper grade and line stakes which must be protected by the contractors until completion of the work. Any stake not so protected will be replaced at the contractors’ expense.

(Code 1971, § 22-37)

The contractor constructing a sidewalk shall at all times protect the public from injury by the use of necessary warning signs, barricades and lights.

(Code 1971, § 22-38)

Where a grade has been established for a street, the grade for the sidewalk shall be as follows: The edge of the sidewalk nearest the center of the street shall be one-fourth of an inch above the curbline for each foot that this edge of the walk is from the curbline, unless otherwise expressly authorized by resolution of the governing body. Where no street grade has been established, the natural grade may be used.

(K.S.A. 12-1807; Code 1971, § 22-39)

All sidewalks shall be located in the streets with the inside edge two feet from the property line, except that extensions of and additions to existing sidewalks shall match such existing sidewalks; provided, however, that in the business district a sidewalk may be against the property line. The governing body may, by resolution, grant permission to construct a sidewalk in a different location.

(Code 1971, § 22-40)

All sidewalks shall be five feet in width; provided, however, that where the governing body deems it necessary or advisable, it may, by resolution, order a greater width.

(Code 1971, § 22-41)

All sidewalks shall be constructed in accord with specifications approved by the governing body and on file in the city engineer’s office.

(Code 1971, § 22-42)