The city’s 2012 comprehensive plan update called for improving gateway corridors leading to downtown Hays, including 13th Street from Main to Milner.
In addition to being called out in the comprehensive plan for aesthetic improvement, this stretch of 13th Street also ranked high on the priority of streets being considered for pavement improvements based on condition and traffic volume. The project was included in the city’s 2014 budget, and conceptual design planning has begun. Once a design plan is approved, construction would occur in 2015.
Assistant Hays Public Works Director John Braun says there will also be aesthetic improvements to the area:
The city of Hays will have a public open house at 5:30 p.m. March 5 at City Hall to discuss potential concepts for future improvements to the 13th Street corridor from Main to Milner. The city has encouraged residents and business owners adjacent to the proposed project to attend the open house to learn more about the project.
The engineering consultant hired by the city to complete the conceptual design, the Driggs Design Group, Hays, will be available to discuss the project and answer questions regarding the project. They also will be accept comments on various design concepts that have been developed for the city’s consideration. A presentation of concepts is tentatively scheduled for the March 20 Hays City Commission work session.
Those with questions prior to the meeting or requests for special accommodations can contact the Public Works Department at (785) 628-7350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.