2nd Street Streetscape Project
PROJECT UPDATE: JUNE 27, 2020
KE Flatworks, Inc., continues in the 300 block of East 2nd Street with the north side sidewalk nearly complete and removal of the south side sidewalk beginning. Brickwork by Eastern Iowa Landscaping in the north sidewalk area and in the crosswalk of the intersection with Cedar Street has also begun. The current schedule has the 300 block and the Cedar Street intersection open to traffic by July 11. However, the half block of Cedar from 2nd Street to the #2 alley will remain closed through at least July 22, weather permitting, as the contractor finishes that section of the Streetscape Project Phase I.
Work will then move to Phase 4A and 4B of the Streetscape Project, the 200 block of East 2nd Street (Sycamore to Cedar), with that work tentatively scheduled to begin on July 23 and wrap up on September 28, weather permitting.
These are the only two phases that will be completed during the 2020 construction. The 2021 construction season will begin with Phase 3A and 3B (2nd Street between Sycamore and Iowa) with a tentative start date of March 15, 2021.
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: