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City council to hold hearing on street conversion

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Beth Wheelock
June 21, 2009

A street conversion would allow emergency vehicles better access to Mercy Hospital, according to the Janesville Fire Department.


Mercy officials are requesting a portion of North Franklin Street be changed to two-way between Highland Avenue and Mineral Point Avenue. The city required Mercy to perform a traffic study, which concluded the conversion to two-way would work. The project would cost an estimated $36,000, which includes intersection modifications, signage and roadway marking changes. The funds will be provided by TIF District 33, which surrounds Mercy Hospital's latest building addition.


A roundabout could also be added in the future.


The Janesville City Council is scheduled to take action on the proposal after holding a public hearing on the street conversion Monday night.



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