Sidewalk Construction & Restoration
The City of Tampa Department of Transportation and Stormwater Services is responsible for supporting a sidewalk network that is more than 825 linear miles long. The Sidewalk Construction & Restoration Program consists of capital improvement sidewalk projects as well as the maintenance and restoration of the existing network.
New Sidewalk Construction
All new sidewalk construction projects, also known as capital improvements, are scored and selected for inclusion in the long-term work program based on the following criteria:
- (1) ADA Safety Issue
- (2) Regional Sidewalk Plan
- (3) Observed Student Route
- (4) Observed Public Use
- (5) Complete Sidewalk Gap
- (6) Estimated Construction Cost
- (7) Collector Road Connection
- (8) Strong Community Support
Once a project has been scored, it is reviewed at the quarterly sidewalk workshop consisting of representatives from various City departments. While the City receives many individual requests for new sidewalks, in order to gain maximum consideration, a petition should be submitted to the City containing the minimum number of signatures of ten residents unless the circumstances of the location do not allow for ten signatures to be obtained.
Requests for new sidewalk can also be submitted through the Customer Service Center website where the petition can be requested and transmitted electronically or by mail.
You may also view the sidewalk flyer and petition.
The City also conducts restoration, repairs, and replacement of existing sidewalks, as part of the program. Requests for sidewalk restoration may be requested by using the Customer Service Center website or by contacting the Department of Transportation and Stormwater Services at (813) 274-3101.
City of Tampa Department of Transportation and Stormwater Services
Attention: Sidewalk Program
3802 East 26th Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33602