The Curbs, Gutters, and Sidewalks Unit is responsible for repairing damage to public
sidewalks, curbs and gutters that have been damaged by City trees or City utilities.
Sidewalk Grinding - City staff will level lifted sidewalks with offset edges of less than
two inches (2") by a grinding process.
Sidewalk Patching – City staff will repair lifted sidewalks with offset edges more than two
inches (2") with an asphalt ramp.
Sidewalk Replacement – Severely displaced sidewalks will be temporarily patched. Sidewalks in the
worst condition will be evaluated for replacement.
Ordinances pertaining to Curbs, Gutters and Sidewalks
Curbs, gutters and sidewalks are required to be constructed or repaired in accordance with
standard specifications approved by the Modesto City Council. Please follow
this link to find details
of these requirements. Codes pertaining to the repair, maintenance, and construction of curbs, gutters,
and sidewalks can be found in Title 7, Chapter 1, Articles 2 and 3.