Construction of the Mulberry Avenue and East 2nd Street Roundabout began on January 6, 2020, with prime contractor Heuer Construction of Muscatine, Iowa, beginning underground work to install a sanitary sewer on Mulberry Avenue from the #1 Alley to 3rd Street.
The Mulberry Avenue and East 2nd Street intersection was closed to traffic and a detour put in place for the duration of the project.
Heuer Construction anticipates completing all underground work by the end of February depending on the weather, and will begin pavement restoration work in early March.
The project is currently ahead of schedule thanks to a milder winter but work on the roundabout is weather dependent. If the weather holds, project managers are hopeful to complete the roundabout in late April. The original timeline has the roundabout completed on May 22, 2020.
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.