Contract to be awarded for sidewalk project 2 years after children's deaths

by: Sarah Rosario Updated:


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - City leaders are expected to make a key decision Monday night that should make a west Charlotte neighborhood safer.

The West Tyvola Sidewalk Project has been in the works for two years after two children walking along the road died when they were hit by a delivery truck in 2012.

Kadrien Pendergrass, 5, and 1-year-old Jeremy Brewton, Jr. were killed in the crash. Their deaths caused the community to press the city council for action.

Just a month later, the city council rushed to find funding to build a sidewalk where the boys were hit.

Monday night the city council is expected to award a contract to build the sidewalk. It'll be less than half a mile long and will connect to an existing sidewalk on West Boulevard to Old Steele Creek Road.

City Council has already approved funding for the project.

Dirk Brown was the truck driver convicted in the children's deaths.