2nd Street Streetscape Project
PROJECT UPDATE: MAY 27, 2021
The 2nd Street Streetscape Project has been completed to the East 2nd Street and Sycamore Street intersection with work underway in the 100 block of East 2nd Street. KE Flatwork, Inc., has closed the block to traffic to accommodate a business that needs to fix their sewer lateral under the street. While waiting on the sewer repairs, the contractor will continue curb and gutter removal and replacement, full depth patching of the driving lanes, and sidewalk removal and replacement.
The contractor hopes to have the 100 block of East 2nd open by June 14, weather permitting.
KE Flatwork, Inc., plans to close the 2nd Street and Iowa intersection on June 14 to begin removal and replacement of the pavement, along with installation of brickwork. The intersection will be closed through July 26, weather permitting.
Detour signage will be in place before the intersection is closed.
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.
All dates are tentative and dependent on weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.
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 meets 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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 9 a.m.
*Sidewalks will always be open on one side of the road.
2nd Street - Sycamore to Iowa
May 17 to June 25 (Subject to change)
- Complete street closure of the 100 block of East 2nd Street until June 16 to allow for taring and striping.
- After June 16, landscaper will work on the brickwork one side of the street at a time to allow for parking or drop off on the other side of the street.
- Parking on both sides of the street will be permitted on weekends and at nights.
2nd Street and Iowa Intersection
June 14 to July 26
Complete closure of intersection
2nd Street - Iowa to Chestnut
July 26 to August 23
One lane will always be open
2nd Street - Chestnut to Pine
August 23 to September 27
One lane will always be open
Finish up Project September 27 to October 1
2nd Street and Sycamore Intersection
March 15 to May 17
Opened May 17
2nd Street - Mulberry to Walnut
March 29 to May 17
Completed April 30
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: