2nd Street Streetscape Project
PROJECT UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 3, 2021
Work in the 100 block of West 2nd Street has been completed with work in the 2nd Street Streetscape Project now concentrating on rebuilding the Chest Street intersection.
The Chestnut Street intersection was closed Monday, August 30, for removal and replacement. The intersection was poured back on Sept. 2 with work on the intersection sidewalks set to begin on Sept. 7.
The intersection was added to the project due to the deteriorated condition of the pavement. Work is expected to be completed by September 20, weather permitting.
The project wraps up with sidewalk replacement and some full depth patching in the 200 block of West 2nd Street. That work is tentatively planned to start on Sept. 20.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 Tentative Project Schedule
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.
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.
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: