Sidewalk improvements are coming to the eastside of Big Rapids.
City Commissioners recently approved a bid by Olsson Concrete Construction out of Stanwood, for just under $34,000 to install sidewalks along Third Avenue.
City Manager Mark Gifford told commissioners organizations and businesses have been advocating for more sidewalks in that area.
"This is something on the east side of town that individuals and organizations have been advocating for sometime now, to extend the sidewalk from the East Side Grocery on Colburn Ave to Community Mental Health, New Journey Clubhouse and My Brothers Keeper." Gifford said. "It's been a project that has been waiting for a long time and we are happy to bring it to you." Gifford added
Gifford also told commissioners the project will also have a $5,000 grant applied to it through the Michigan Dept. of Transportation to help lower costs.