Construction of the Lawyers Road sidewalk several months ago.
Now that the sidewalk that connects Lawyers Glenn to Brighton Park is complete, and the ADA has said it meets their standards, the next thing is to get it lighted. As it is now, the sidewalk, which is actually a trail under ADA guidelines, weaves its way through a wooded area and can barely be traversed at night. Town Manager Brian Welch said the town will get lights on the sidewalk very soon.
“We are absolutely pursuing it,” he said. “We are not done with that in the least.”
It is not as simple as it seems, however. Floodlights can’t be used because of spill over light into Lawyers Road. Light fixtures, according to the DOT, have to be 50 feet from the road. One option Welch thinks may work are small pathway lights along the sidewalk. Either way, the sidewalk should be lighted soon, Welch said.