Project Updates

  1. 2017 Construction Season
  2. 2018 Construction Season

Phase i - Iowa Avenue to Pine Street including Iowa intersection and railroad crossing to Riverfront Park and Chestnut Street from Mississippi Drive to Alley #1. Work began on May 8, 2017 and conclude August 31, 2017.

UPDATE (08-10-17) - Concrete paving continues with the sidewalks in the area from Sycamore to Iowa while the pavement is being poured from Iowa to Chestnut as KE Flatworks works around the construction of the new hotel. Expectations are that the Iowa intersection will be completed in the next week with sanitary and storm water systems completed at the Chestnut intersection. Work will continue throughout the construction season with the expectation that everything from Sycamore to Broadway will be completed before the winter shutdown.

Access to businesses on Mississippi Drive will still be available from 2nd Street by taking Alley #1 off of Pine Street throughout the construction process.

Phase II - Pine Street to Broadway. Reconstruction may begin on or before September 1, 2017 depending on contractor's schedule.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

KE Flatworks of Elbridge, Iowa, was awarded the $8 million contract for the Mississippi Drive Reconstruction Project by the City of Muscatine on April 10, 2017. The project will be completed in four phases with the first phase reconstructing Mississippi Drive from Sycamore to Pine streets including parts of Iowa and Chestnut streets and the railroad crossing at the Iowa Avenue-Mississippi Drive intersection. The first phase is expected to be completed by Aug. 31, 2017. The second phase of Pine to Broadway scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30, 2017 ahead of the winter shutdown. The third phase of Sycamore to Mulberry will begin in the Spring of 2018 with the final phase of Mulberry to the Iowa 92 bridge tentatively expected to be completed by November 2018. Traffic will be restricted at different points in each phase of the reconstruction with a detour (see map) established to bypass the area. However, it is the intention of the City of Muscatine and the contractor to assist any affected business during the construction by placing signage directing traffic to their locations and indicating that these businesses are open.