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Pewee to pave Central Avenue sidewalk

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By John Foster

During the next year workers will lay $20,000 worth of sidewalk in Pewee Valley and stop when the money runs out, however far that is.

The sidewalk will stretch from the corner of Rollington and Central Avenue at St. Aloysius Cemetery toward Ky. 146. That section of road has the most foot traffic, Pewee Valley City Council Member Amy Johnson said, and is dangerous to walk due to the hills in the road.   $20,000 should be enough to take the section about one-quarter of the way to the 90-degree bend in Central Avenue, Johnson said. In about four years, the section should be completely paved.   The council chose to lay the sidewalk along the southwestern side of Central Avenue due mainly to cost, Johnson said. City engineer Mel Milburn said a sidewalk on that side would be thousands less than the east side. There are significantly fewer trees and fewer driveways to contend with, each of which would drive up the cost, he said.  The city council chose to pave this section in concrete. Milburn said it is cheaper than asphalt in the long run due to its durability. The city will consider using pervious concrete to lessen storm water runoff, Johnson said.