Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project

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UPDATE: July 20, 2022

072022 Grandview Avenue Pour 003 (JPG)Major work on the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project has shifted to the southern end with the Grandview intersection with Sampson and Houser now closed to all traffic.


Pavement restoration in the final section of Grandview Avenue through the Houser/Sampson intersection (approximately 1,000 feet) has begun with the first driving lane poured Wednesday (July 20) and the second lane tentatively scheduled for July 23, weather permitting. The center lane will be poured next week. Two way traffic on Grandview could be restored by the first week of August depending on the weather and unforeseen circumstances.


The full closure of the Houser/Sampson intersection has been implemented on Sampson east of the Canadian Pacific Railroad crossing, Houser north of the Mittman intersection, Mittman just south of the intersection with Houser, Grandview 200 feet south of the intersection with Houser-Sampson, and Grandview from the Cheri Top south.

Access to all Grandview Avenue businesses south of the Musser intersection to the Houser-Sampson intersection will be from the intersection with Musser. 

Through traffic coming from the south will be detoured west onto the Highway 61 by-pass to the Hershey exit and then to Mississippi Drive, or east on Dick Drake Way to Stewart Road/Oregon and back to Grandview.

The Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project remains on schedule. Once the roadway is completed, Heuer will complete sidewalks, driveways, and landscaping in each of the two phases. The project is tentatively scheduled to wrap up November 2022.

Work also continued on the eastern section of the project with most sidewalks and radius returns for side streets completed on the river side of Grandview Avenue. The riverside lane will be cleaned and sealed before the lanes are switched and begins on the sidewalks and radius returns on the town side of Grandview Avenue.

The second year of the two-year Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project removes, enlarges to three-lanes, and replaces the pavement Grandview Avenue from Houser Street to Musser Street. Drivers are reminded that the milled pavement will be rough. Drivers are urged to slow down and use caution when travelling through the construction zone, and find alternate routes when possible. 


BACKGROUND: Heuer Construction, Inc., was awarded the $7.74 million contract for the two-year Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project that will remove and replace the pavement from Main Street to approximately 200 yards past Houser Street while adding sidewalks and additional streetscaping to provide a much more inviting corridor for residents and visitors.

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General Detour Route

Grandview 2021- Main Detour Hershey and Houser (JPG)

Stage 1 & 2 Detour Route

Grandview 2021- Stages 1 and 2 Secondary Detour (JPG)

Stage 1 Musser Detour

Grandview 2021- Staging 1 Musser Detour (JPG)

January 4, 2017 Presentation

January 4, 2017 Presentation (PDF) 

GREENING AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES (PDF) - Making the Grandview Avenue Corridor Green and Complete

The city of Muscatine, Iowa, requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Greening America’s Communities Program to create a cohesive vision for Grandview Avenue, the city’s southern gateway. The city wants to transform this street and the surrounding corridor, rarely explored on foot, into a model for how to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and comfort; and use green infrastructure strategies such as swales, stormwater planters and permeable paving to manage stormwater runoff. As a part of this project, city staff members hope to make the Grandview Avenue corridor a more inviting entrance to the community and a more attractive neighborhood for economic development all while addressing stormwater and localized flooding concerns.

February 8, 2018 Open House

The City of Muscatine held an Open House was held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to receive public input on the proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project. This was the first of several meetings that will be conducted as the design of the corridor is finalized. Following are the boards and the full length photograph of the project area that was available for public inspection. On hand to answer questions were representatives from the City of Muscatine along with engineers from Bolton & Menk who are designing the improvements.

July 19, 2018 Open House

A second open house presentation of the project was conducted on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Musser Public Libary and HNI Community Center.


December 13, 2018 City Council Update

An update to the Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project was presented to the Muscatine City Council during its December 13, 2018, In-Depth meeting. The full discussion can be viewed on YouTube.

BACKGROUND

The proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. 61. This presentation (PDF) was given at the public meeting on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

The proposed project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. Highway 61. This presentation was given at the public meeting for Grandview Avenue on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

GREENING AMERICA'S COMMUNITIES (PDF)

Making the Grandview Avenue Corridor Green and Complete

The city of Muscatine, Iowa, requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Greening America’s Communities Program to create a cohesive vision for Grandview Avenue, the city’s southern gateway. The city wants to transform this street and the surrounding corridor, rarely explored on foot, into a model for how to improve pedestrian  and cyclist safety and comfort; and use green infrastructure strategies such as swales, stormwater planters and permeable paving to manage stormwater runoff. As a part of this project, city staff members hope to make the Grandview Avenue corridor a more inviting entrance to the community and a more attractive neighborhood for economic development all while addressing stormwater and localized flooding concerns.