Franklin Avenue Public Meeting on June 26

Want to weigh in on ways to improve Franklin Avenue? You’ll have a chance when the City of Des Moines hosts a public meeting at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, at the Northwest Community Center, 5110 Franklin Ave.

The City’s Engineering Department is currently at work on plans for the Closes Creek storm sewer project, which will include work along Franklin Avenue. Since the street is in poor condition and will be torn up for the sewer project, we have an opportunity to examine Franklin Avenue’s design and how to make it work better for our neighborhoods. Franklin Avenue is a vital route in northwest Des Moines, running through the Merle Hay, Beaverdale, and Waveland Park neighborhoods.

What do you think about the possible addition of bike lanes? How ‘bout an off-street, shared-use path? What other ideas and questions do you have? There are a lot of options, and it is important to participate and make your voice heard.

Please mark your calendar and spread the word!

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