2nd Street Streetscape Project
PROJECT UPDATE: DECEMBER 22, 2020
Work on the first and second stages of the 2nd Street Streetscape Project (300 block of East 2nd Street including the Cedar Street intersection and Cedar Street up to the entrance to Alley #2 on Cedar Street, and the 200 block of East 2nd Street) wrapped up September 30, 2020.
The final four stages of the project will include replacing the curb, gutter, and sidewalks on both sides of the street along with some full depth patching in the driving lanes in the 100 block of East 2nd Street, 100 block of West 2nd Street, 200 block of West 2nd Street, and 400 block of East 2nd Street. Work also includes reconstruction of the intersections at Sycamore, Iowa, and Chestnut.
The contractor and City project managers hold meetings with business owners and other interested individuals from each block under reconstruction at 9 a.m. every Thursday to keep everyone up to speed on the progress of the work.
In an agreement with business owners, the contract with the City does not allow work to continue past October 1 in each year of the two-year project, with work resuming after January 1, 2021, in the final year of the contract.
Each block of the project is assigned a stage and each side designated either “A” or “B” with work on one side of a block completed before the opposing side is started.
Residents or business owners who have questions about the project, the schedule of work, or would just like more information about the project can contact Bill Haag, Construction Project Manager, at (563) 299-0690.
The 2nd Street Project is comprised of sidewalk, roadway, utility, and streetscape construction on 2nd Street from Mulberry Avenue to Pine Street. Construction primarily includes pavement removal, excavation, concrete sidewalks, concrete roadway paving, underground utility improvements, concrete pavers, and streetscape amenities.
The Muscatine City Council awarded the $2.9 million contract for the 2nd Street Streetscape Project to KE Flatwork, Inc., of Elbridge, Iowa, at the February 6, 2020, City Council meeting. KE Flatwork, Inc., was the lowest of four bidders for the two-year project.
Scope of the Project
The 2nd Street Streetscape Project comprises sidewalks, roadway, utilities, and streetscape construction located on 2nd Street from Mulberry Avenue to Pine Street. Construction primarily includes pavement removal, excavation, concrete sidewalks, concrete roadway paving, underground utility improvements, concrete pavers, and streetscape amenities.
Work will be completed over a two-year period. Bids were opened on January 16, 2020, with the contract to be awarded by the Muscatine City Council at its February 6, 2020, regular meeting.
Several programs are being offered by the Department of Community Development for property improvements that may be used by building owners and/or business owners in conjunction with or in addition to the Streetscape Project.
The programs include: