The paving brick, which lines the sidewalks in much of downtown Tama, has been removed from the block in front of the Civic Center on Siegel Street. The Tama street crew tore out the paving brick and poured new concrete last week.
City officials said the uneven brick is believed hazardous to pedestrians.
A number of downtown property owners have complained over the years about the difficulty the brick causes for snow removal. The bricks also prove to be a slippery surface at times.
Tama City employees poured new concrete to replace the brick buffer area between the sidewalk and the curb in front of the Tama Civic Center on Thursday Sept. 5. News-Herald/John Speer
Those owners may check with the city and may be able to remove their brick at their own expense.
The bricks were re-purposed from the downtown streets during a major downtown Tama renovation project in the early 1980s.