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‘Plain, cookie-cutter’ Ankeny seeks to jazz up its image with ‘iconic’ bike trail improvements

With its spectacular 130-foot-tall bridge over the Des Moines River, the High Trestle Trail draws more than 250,000 annual visitors from Iowa and beyond. Now Ankeny, at the other end of the 25-mile biking and pedestrian trail, wants to make its section just as memorable. 

A proposal submitted to the Ankeny City Council calls for a host of improvements to the already popular byway, which runs 4.1 miles from its eastern trailhead through one of Iowa’s fastest-growing cities.

The plan includes temporary and permanent art installations

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Safety improvements, bike lane planned for Milwood Avenue

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has started an improvement project along Milwood Avenue. 



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According to a release, SCDOT approached the City of Columbia in mid-2019 about improving the safety of the street. The result is an alternative striping plan that includes adding turn lanes, bike lanes and other safety improvements. 

Phase One began in May 2020 with repairs along the Avenue starting at Gervais Street, and continuing southwest towards Gladden Street. Phase Two will occur in the future from Gladden Street to Devine Street. 

The planned improvements will create a more effective, standardized lane width throughout the corridor, according to the city. The proposed lane   configuration does not reduce travel lanes and no changes to the overall width of the road are proposed.

During the project, bike lanes from Gervais to Devine will be created. No loss of on-street parking will occur, except

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Safety improvements and bike lane planned for Milwood Avenue

Safety improvements, paving of Millwood Ave is on schedule beginning on Sunday, September 13 and ending around September 20

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has started an improvement project along Milwood Avenue. 

According to a release, SCDOT approached the City of Columbia in mid-2019 about improving the safety of the street. The result is an alternative striping plan that includes adding turn lanes, bike lanes and other safety improvements. 

Phase One began in May 2020 with repairs along the Avenue starting at Gervais Street, and continuing southwest towards Gladden Street. Phase Two will occur in the future from Gladden Street to Devine Street. 

The planned improvements will create a more effective, standardized lane width throughout the corridor, according to the city. The proposed lane   configuration does not reduce travel lanes and no changes to the overall width of the road are proposed.

During the project,

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