The City of Ocala has installed more than 11,000 linear feet of sidewalk since October 2020.
Ocala City Manager Sandra Wilson provided the information while addressing a business professional networking group on June 16.
“Since October 2020, we have installed about 11,000 linear feet of sidewalk,” said Wilson. She went on to explain that downtown Ocala will soon experience another change in traffic pattern when crews begin working on additional sidewalk extensions.
“South Magnolia will have a change of traffic pattern to extend the sidewalk,” said Wilson. She estimated that construction of that sidewalk wouldn’t begin until after the holidays in January 2022.
Unlike many of its sister cities in Marion County, Ocala boasts thousands upon thousands of linear feet of sidewalk along city roads and through parks.
In virtually every section of Ocala, walkways, pathways, and sidewalks allow the public to get an up-close view of this city and its beauty.
The O-Trak runs through downtown and offers runners and cyclists a chance to cross through the heart of the city.
Multiple parks around the city present great opportunities to exercise, admire local wildlife, and take in a sunrise or sunset.
Are there other areas in the city of Ocala where you would like to see sidewalks extended (or created)? Share your thoughts in a letter to the editor.