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      Marquette DDA works for Baraga Avenue plan

      The Marquette Downtown Development Authority is in line for more than $40,000 to come up with a new plan for Baraga Avenue. The project involves the Michigan Municipal League and Michigan State University. According to the DDA, the plan will look at traffic, parking and other areas with the hopes of making Baraga Avenue more accessible.

      "What we're hoping is to work with the design team to come up with a plan that will integrate more walkability, implement some traffic calming techniques; we're really looking forward to working with them and make Baraga Avenue a place that people want to be," said Mona Lang, Executive Director of the DDA.

      The DDA is coordinating public planning meetings with Michigan State University. They hope to have the first one in February. Those meetings will give residents a chance to provide their input on the project.