When you’re walking around Turlock, it can be a good idea to watch your step.
This uneven sidewalk, spotted on Minaret Avenue, is one of many seen around the City of Turlock. The common issue occurs as street trees grow and their roots break adjacent sidewalks.
It is a homeowners’ responsibility to maintain the sidewalk in front of his or her house, and homeowners may be liable if pedestrians trip and fall on their sidewalk. Some Turlockers take issue with this, as they blame the city-owned street trees for causing the sidewalk situation.
The City of Turlock is, however, currently waiving permit fees for sidewalk repairs.