The two-year 2nd Street Streetscape Project wrapped up in mid-October with a few punch list items yet to be completed.
The two year project began in 2020 and progressed block by block to the west. Full depth patching of the driving lanes, new sidewalks, landscaping, and other amenities have been added to create a more pedestrian friendly downtown corridor.
Access to all businesses in the construction area was maintained throughout the project with signage directing customers to the businesses in blocks affected by the construction.
KE Flatwork, Inc., and staff from the City of Muscatine met with businesses owners and residents affected by the current construction area every Thursday.
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.
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.