2nd Street Streetscape Project
PROJECT UPDATE: MARCH 6, 2020
The 2nd Street Streetscape Project will begin on Monday, April 13, with work between Sycamore and Walnut Streets. The main priority in this area will be the replacement of sanitary and storm sewers. Cedar Street will be closed at the #2 alley through the intersection with 2nd Street and 2nd Street will be closed from the Cedar intersection to just short of the Walnut Street intersection. Work in this area is expected to last until the end of May.
Additional work in this area is depending on the progress of the Mulberry and 2nd Street roundabout with some sewer work and pavement replacement expected on 2nd Street from Walnut to the Roundabout.
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: