Park Avenue 4 to 3 Lane Conversion Project

Update DECEMBER 22, 2020

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Full depth patching for Phase 1 of the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project (East 2nd Street from Cypress to Park Avenue) was completed in December 2020. The final three phases (East 2nd Street to Colorado) will be completed in Spring 2021.

The proposed improvements focus specifically on safety, including traffic lane reconfiguration that would change the road from four lanes (two operating in each direction) to three lanes (one lane in each direction and a center two-way, left turn lane). The City is looking to make these conversions on Park Avenue from Harrison Street to the Iowa 92 bridge. The lane reconfiguration will also allow for new sidewalk ramps.

Manatts,Inc., was awarded the  $2,284,476.07 contract following the June 2020 Iowa Department of Transportation bid letting. IDOT will fund $1,297,714.00 of the project with the rest shared by the City of Muscatine and Muscatine Power & Water.

Learn about 4- to 3-lane conversions

This video is used with permission from the Iowa DOT

Conversion Safety

Research suggests significant safety benefits can be achieved through four-lane to three-lane conversion projects, including reduced crashes. Pictured below are common crashes that occur on four-lane, two-way traffic roads.

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