The roundabout at the intersection of 2nd Street and Mulberry is taking shape with the first pour of concrete completing the inner drive circle on May 4. Most of the four legs of the roundabout have been poured with just a few sections remaining to be completed.
The contractor has started work on sidewalks, the base for the pavers that need to be installed to indicate pedestrian crossings, and other finishing pours of concrete over the next several weeks.
Back-filling and landscaping are scheduled for the final two weeks of June, weather permitting.
The contractor remains ahead of schedule with the work and still anticipates that the roundabout will be completed by the end of June.
Mulberry Avenue is currently closed from the #1 Alley to 3rd Street and 2nd Street is closed from Mulberry Avenue to Orange Street. Eastbound traffic on Mississippi Drive is detoured at Iowa Avenue to 5th Street to Park Avenue. The detour will remain in effect until the project is completed.
CONSTRUCTION DETOUR - Truck traffic heading east on Mississippi Drive will be detoured onto Iowa Avenue, to 5th Street, and down to Oak between returning to 2nd Street. The reverse will be in effect for truck traffic heading west (2nd Street to Oak to 5th Street to Iowa to Mississippi Drive). To ensure the safety of construction workers and the public, drivers are urged to find alternate routes when possible, use caution when traveling in or around the construction area, and pay attention to traffic control signs.
Heuer Construction was awarded the $2.114,738 contract for the Mulberry Avenue and East 2nd Street Roundabout Project by the Muscatine City Council at the April 15, 2019, meeting. The construction primarily consists of pavement removal, excavation, concrete paving, sub-drains, granular sub-base, underground utility improvements, concrete pavers, and streetscape amenities.