Sidewalk and Tree Updates 2022

In 2019, the City of Opelika began working on a long-term ADA self-evaluation/transition plan. We set out to become the safest, most business and family friendly city in America by 2023. As a part of this plan, all city sidewalks, buildings, programs and services must become ADA compliant. 

This work will continue over the next several months. There will be some road closures and tree removal/pruning in the process. We appreciate your patience while we make ADA improvements around the city. For more information, contact Kevin Rice, City of Opelika ADA Compliance Officer, at 334-705-2083 or [email protected]

Jul 01

July 1, 2022

Posted on July 1, 2022 at 2:59 PM by Celina Becton

Completion of the ADA sidewalk replacement project on North 10th Street will be coming to fruition by the end of the next couple of weeks. There will remain a portion along the northeast side of 10th Street where re-sodding of the grass will continue for another 2 to 3 weeks.

Once North 10th Street has been completed, the construction crew will relocate to the TigerTown roundabout on Gateway Drive proceeding north on Enterprise Drive to the intersection of Enterprise Drive and Frederick Road. This will make the walkways at Tiger Town compliant with ADA regulations. 

Other repairs that will be taking place in TigerTown are multiple uplifts of numerous sidewalk panels caused by tree root growth along this particular stretch that are considered potential trip/fall hazards. Four curb inlets along this route will also be repaired.
Jun 08

June 7, 2022 - ADA Sidewalk Updates

Posted on June 8, 2022 at 10:35 AM by Celina Becton

From 4th Avenue going north on 10th Street to Bonita Avenue and Renfro Avenue, the city has completed the installation of all-new sidewalks and driveways along that stretch. Most of the west side of 10th Street has also received new sod, as well. We currently lack sod installation on the east side of 10th Street just past 7th Avenue to Renfro Avenue. Replacing sod for the east side will begin once we are completed at Saint Mary's Church. 


At Saint Mary's Church, all sidewalk construction will be completed at the corner of 4th Avenue and 10th Street all the way to 11th Street by tomorrow afternoon. We will finally see the completed product at the intersection of the church as new sod is scheduled for that corner to begin this Thursday into early next week.


Once Saint Mary's Church is complete with sod, we will move back to the east side of 10th Street in order to complete that run of sod as well. In approximately two weeks from the completion at the church, we will turn our focus back to completing the sidewalk construction on the remainder of 10th Street between 4th Avenue and 3rd Avenue. A portion of that block has already been completed but portions of the block remain to be done. We estimate the time to complete that block will be four to six weeks from the start date.