Sidewalks are expensive, so it’s always nice when they lead somewhere.
This chunk of sidewalk was even more expensive than usual, as the darker section was poured twice. The first time it was sloped down towards the road, so that pedestrians, wheelchairs and kids on bikes are dumped onto the shoulder of the strip, to be cheek-to-jowl with the speeding trucks.
Someone must have said “wow, that doesn’t make sense” so the last couple of sections were ripped up almost as soon as they were done and replaced with an ‘untilted’ sidewalk. It still leads to nowhere, unless they plan on running over the newly-planted landscaping, knocking down the hydro poles and pouring it over the gas line (the small flags in the photo).
This tree is probably toast anyway – the most recent work has exposed part of the rootball and stripped the bark.
As you head west the sidewalk-to-nowhere is NOT a pleasant or safe experience for people not in carbon-burners.
This section of the “Bells Corners sidewalk” connects the Westcliffe and PriceChopper plazas, and is heavily used by local residents. Walk/wheelchair/cycle at your own risk, especially at the two spots where you get dumped into speeding traffic.