The public has spoken through a community survey, and Manning will be renaming one of their streets later this year. City Manager, Dawn Rohe said 311th Street runs east and west in front of the Hausbarn and the future Boulders Inn Manning, and plans are in the works to pave a section of the road. Last month, the community was asked for input and the overwhelming winning name selected was Heritage Drive. Rohe said the city council will be making the change effective later this year. In addition, Rohe said they were informed last Tuesday that the city had been approved for a Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation. This funding is to help extend a small portion of Commercial Street on the west side of town.
The roadway will be extended a little over 1,000 feet and will be useful to present and future businesses. Audio Construction on the RISE project is expected to be completed in November of 2017, and the city will be running water loops to the location while the site is open.
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