2nd Street Streetscape Project


PROJECT UPDATE: APRIL 16, 2021

The parts are in and KE Flatwork, Inc., is busy replacing a collapsed sanitary sewer that has delayed work on the East 2nd and Sycamore streets intersection. The delay in one segment of the 2nd Street Streetscape Project has speeded up progress in another segment, however.

 

KE Flatwork, Inc., has also been working in the 400 block of East 2nd Street, replacing a segment of a sanitary sewer from the roundabout to just in front of the Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center. The 400 block is currently closed to traffic from Mulberry to Walnut and will remain closed at least through April 30.

 

KE Flatwork, Inc., has completed full depth patching of the East 2nd and Walnut intersection with plans to open the east half of the intersection to traffic at the end of the work day on Friday. The 400 block of East 2nd Street will remain closed to traffic, however, as KE Flatwork, Inc., removes and replaces the sidewalk on the south side of the street.

 

The underground repair work in the East 2nd and Sycamore intersection is anticipated to be completed by Friday, April 16, weather permitting. KE Flatwork, Inc., said that the concrete crew will be onsite beginning Monday, April 19, to begin prepping the intersection for repaving. That date is dependent on the completion of the underground work and on the weather.

 

The full road closure for the intersection is anticipated to last until May 17, depending on the weather and other unforeseen circumstances. 

 

Once work is completed in the 400 block and in the Sycamore intersection, KE Flatwork anticipates moving to sidewalk replacement in the 100 block of East 2nd Street. Some full depth patching is also anticipated in the driving lanes. However, the plan does call for one lane of traffic to remain open while the sidewalk and full depth patching are being done.

 

Drivers are urged to use caution and obey traffic control devices when in or around construction zones.

 

Access to businesses in the 100 block of East 2nd Street is available from the Iowa Avenue intersection and to businesses in the 200 block of East 2nd Street from the Cedar Street intersection.

 

MuscaBus announced a detour for the Blue Route due to construction on East 2nd Street.

 

KE Flatwork, Inc., and staff from the City of Muscatine will meet with businesses owners and residents that are affected by the current construction area at 9 a.m. every Thursday, starting this Thursday, March 18, near the Sycamore intersection. These meetings will be held weekly throughout the construction phase and will move to each affected area as work progresses.

 

All dates are tentative and dependent on weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

 

Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution when travelling through the construction zone, obey traffic control devices, and be aware of workers. Use an alternate route if possible.

 

The entire project is expected to be completed by Fall 2021, weather permitting.

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. You can also send a comment or concern, by email to feedback@muscatineiowa.gov or pwrequest@muscatineiowa.gov.

041221 2nd Stgreet - Bricklaying on East 400 Block 001 (JPG)

2nd Street Reconstruction Project 2021 Tentative Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change and will be updated weekly during onsite public meetings. 

*Public meetings will be held onsite with exact place TBD on Thursdays at 9am.

*Sidewalks will always be open on one side of the road. 

 

Intersection of 2nd St and Sycamore March 15th to May 17th (Subject to change)

          Full road closure

          *May 17th is still the goal. With the 2-week delay getting the pipe and 3 to 4 days of installation. Be prepared for a longer duration.

          

2nd St from Mulberry Ave to Walnut St March 29th to April 30th (was May 17th)

          Full Road Closure March 29th to April 30th

  • Our goal is to move up end date by 2 weeks to April 30th 

          

2nd St From Sycamore to Iowa May 17th (Subject to change) to June 14th 

          One lane will always be open

 

2nd St and Iowa Intersection May 31st to July 26th

          Full road closure June 14th to July 2nd

          One Lane will be open from July 2nd to July 26th

 

2nd St From Iowa to Chestnut St July 26th to August 23rd

                  One lane will always be open

 

2nd St From Chestnut to Pine August 23rd to September 27th 

          One lane will always be open

 

2nd St Finish up Project September 27th to October 1st

          One lane will always be open

Background

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.

2019.11.14 - 200 block West 2nd Street (JPG)
2019.11.14 - Iowa Ave intersection (JPG)
2019.11.14 - Sycamore to Cedar (JPG)
2019.11.14 - Cedar to Walnut (JPG)

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.

2nd Street Reconstruction Project Plans (PDF)

2nd Street Reconstruction Project Bid Set - Specs (PDF)

2nd Street Reconstruction Project Bid Set -  Plans (PDF)


Economic Programs

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: 

2nd Street Presentation to Council 04-09-2020

04-08-20 Map showing Stage 5 of Street-Scape Project (JPG)