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Spring Lane Sidewalk Completed in Time for School Year

Sep 29, 2016 03:43PM ● By Carol Hendrycks

Clarence Kemp, retired city engineer, cuts the ribbon to open the Spring Lane sidewalk project. (Carol Hendrycks/City Journals)

By Carol Hendrycks | carol

On Aug. 25, Holladay City and local school officials held a ribbon-cutting event in front of Café Madrid to celebrate the completion of the Spring Lane sidewalk project. New sections of sidewalks on the south side of the street were added in front of over two dozen properties, which has resulted in a continuous sidewalk from 1300 East to Highland Drive. 

The continuous sidewalk significantly improves pedestrian safety, especially for school children walking to several schools in this area of the community. The event was marked by the installation of two metal plaques into sections of the walk on each end of the project honoring the efforts of Clarence Kemp, recently retired city engineer, who was instrumental in obtaining vital funds from the state. 

“His efforts greatly reduced the overhead costs in order to make the project a reality,” Paul Allred, community development director for the city of Holladay, said. 

City Manager Gina Chamness and Councilmember Pat Pignanelli thanked all those who worked to complete this project, including contractor Tom Nielson of Cottonwood Builders for working on a tight deadline. Kemp officially cut the ribbon over the plaque in his honor.​