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Street to be improved

November 8, 2018

The City of Norfolk will host an open house for the public on Wednesday, Nov. 14, to share information about improvements planned for Braasch Avenue from First Street to Fifth Street.

The open house will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the city council chambers, 305 N. Fifth St. No formal presentations are planned, but city officials will be on hand to share information.

Steve Rames, the city’s public works director, said, “Braasch Avenue is in serious need of repair and was identified in a community survey as a priority for reconstruction.”

The street is showing extensive cracking and deterioration and stormwater cannot properly drain. Planned improvements include reconstruction of the street and sidewalks, replacement of the curbs and gutters and new sanitary sewer and storm sewer infrastructure.

The project also seeks to extend the character of downtown Norfolk to Braasch Avenue to build off the successes of Norfolk Avenue, said Mayor Josh Moenning.

The open house will serve as a way to gain public input and get the project started into a redesign stage as soon as possible, Moenning said.

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