2nd Street Streetscape Project


PROJECT UPDATE: JULY 13, 2021

The 2nd Street Streetscape Project has been completed to the East 2nd Street and Iowa Avenue intersection with work currently underway in the intersection with Iowa Avenue.


KE Flatwork, Inc., has completed 75 percent of the replacement of pavement in the Iowa Avenue intersection and is currently working on intersection sidewalks and ADA ramps. Work on removing and replacing two storm sewer manholes in the west quadrant of the intersection has been completed with the replacement of the concrete pavement scheduled this week.


The intersection will be closed to traffic through July 26 with detour routes posted. Eastern Iowa Landscaping will complete brickwork in the intersection including the brick crosswalks, before the intersection opens to traffic.


The next stage will be the 100 block of West 2nd Street with one lane of traffic maintained July 26-August 23. The final stage is the 200 block of West 2nd Street with one lane of traffic maintained August 23-September 27. Reconstruction of the intersection of West 2nd and Chestnut streets has been added to the work schedule.


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

 

Access to all businesses in the construction area is being maintained with signage available to direct customers to the businesses.

 

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 meets with businesses owners and residents that are affected by the current construction area at 9 a.m. every Thursday. These meetings will be held weekly throughout the construction phase and will move to each affected area as work progresses.

 

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 call the Department of Public Works or send a comment or concern, by email to feedback@muscatineiowa.gov or pwrequest@muscatineiowa.gov

070121 2nd Street Iowa Intersection 002 (JPG)

2021 Tentative Project 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 9 a.m.

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

 


2nd Street and Iowa Intersection 

June 14 to July 26

Complete closure of intersection


2nd Street - Iowa to Chestnut Street 

July 26 to August 23

Sidewalk replacement

Some full depth patching of driving lanes

One lane will always be open


2nd Street and Chestnut Intersection 

(TBA) 

Complete reconstruction of intersection


2nd Street - Chestnut to Pine 

August 23 to September 27

Sidewalk replacement 

Some full depth patching of driving lanes

One lane will always be open


2nd Street - Finish up Project 

September 27 to October 1

One lane will always be open


2nd Street - Sycamore to Iowa 

May 17 to July 9

Opened July 9


2nd Street and Sycamore intersection

March 15 to May 17

Opened May 17


2nd Street - Mulberry Ave to Walnut

March 29 to April 30

Opened April 30

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)