Braasch Avenue Improvement Project highlighted at open house
NORFOLK - The public and City of Norfolk officials attended an open house Wednesday night for the Braasch Avenue Improvement Project.
City Engineer Steve Rames said Braasch Avenue from 1st to 5th streets is in serious need of repair and is at the top of the priority list for the City.
Rames said planned improvements include reconstruction of the street and sidewalks, replacement of the curbs and gutters, and new sanitary sewer and storm sewer infrastructure.
Mayor Josh Moenning said he’s excited for work to begin on the project.
“Braasch Avenue is important not only for the total reconstruction of the street, which definitely needs it, but it’s an important link between our downtown and the Johnson Park area. We want to make the corridor safe not only for traveling motorists but pedestrians as well.”
Rames said they’re planning for a one year construction season, and looking to bid the project this winter.
The design of the improvements is partially funded through two $350,000 grants from the Community Development Block Grant Fund.