Sidewalk Improvement Program

Workers pouring concrete for new residential sidewalk

This program is to encourage residents to replace old, damaged and unsafe sidewalks that plague Bluefield’s neighborhoods and decrease the overall value of homes. Residents can utilize the city in a "one-stop shopping" experience to have sidewalks on their property repaired. The entire project can be paid through a 36-month, 0%-interest incentive loan. This loan may be paid off at anytime or paid monthly (attached to monthly billing for city fees). Residents must be in good standing with the city to participate.

  1. Resident contacts City Engineer requesting sidewalks to be repaired
  2. City Engineer meets with property owner at site to assess the sidewalk and curbing
  3. Resident obtains a measurement and estimate of cost to repair from a Licensed Contractor
  4. Should the resident agree to the estimate cost, they and the contractor will sign a sidewalk improvement contract that will be filed 
  5. City Engineer will coordinate with contractor(s) to monitor/ inspect completed work
  6. City Treasurer file liens against property at the county courthouse, and close out project with property owner
  7. City Treasurer pays contractor(s) invoice and initiates the monthly billing process with property owner, if not paid in full at beginning of repairs

For more information, please contact the Engineering Department.