City council to hold hearing on street conversion
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.