City Council to Vote on Brick Road Resolution

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COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is scheduled to vote on a resolution to fix the city's brick roads.

The Historic Preservation Commission proposed to install a stronger, concrete base under the existing brick streets. Repairs would be made to the bricks over the next 20 years. 

Brick roads were developed in Columbia back in the 1900s. In 2009, the preservation commission named them "historic property." Currently, there are nine brick roads in Columbia, four of which are located downtown.

According to the Columbia Disabilities Commission, most of these streets have uneven surface conditions. The commission said that is a problem when it comes to keeping these roads handicap-accessible. It said since bricks can erode over time, the surfaces can be difficult to travel on.

The public will be able to comment on the proposal before the council's scheduled vote. The meeting starts at 7 p.m.