Franklin Avenue Corridor - Merle Hay Road to Beaver Avenue

Project Overview

As part of the City's plan to mitigate flooding in the Closes Creek Watershed, the City plans to install storm sewers along Franklin Avenue. Due to the sewer construction and the need for roadway pavement improvements, the City identified a need to look at the Franklin Avenue Corridor.

The City held a public meeting at the Northwest Community Center on June 26, 2019, to obtain input on the corridor.More than 60 residents attended and provided comments, including requests for on-street bicycle facilities, filling in sidewalk gaps along the corridor, and maintaining on-street parking on one side (preferably north) of the street.

City staff developed a concept plan for the corridor, which proposes one travel lane in each direction, buffered on-street bike lanes, parking on the north side, and filling in sidewalk gaps along the corridor. The concept plan was presented at the second public meeting on January 16, 2020.

Questions Related to Traffic and Transportation Improvements
Jeff Wiggins
City of Des Moines Traffic and Transportation Division

Questions Related to Closes Creek Watershed (Storm Sewer) Improvements
Matt Radermacher
City of Des Moines Engineering Department

What happens next?

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