Traffic changes on Park Avenue, East 2nd Street
MUSCATINE, Iowa – Changes will be implemented on Monday, May 17 to traffic patterns in construction areas on Park Avenue and East 2nd Street, according to Department of Public Works officials.
Restoration and masonry at the East 2nd Street and Sycamore Street intersection are nearing completion and the contractor plans to open the intersection to traffic on Monday. Lane restrictions will be implemented in the 100 block of East 2nd Street at the same time, with only westbound traffic permitted through the block from Iowa to Sycamore.
There will be no permitted parking in the 100 block of 2nd Street East as the contractor will undertake the removal and replacement of sidewalks and roadways on the northern half of the block. The removal and replacement of the southern half of the block will begin on May 31.
The removal and replacement of the pavement in the eastern half of the intersection of Washington Street and Park Avenue ends with the full patching and replacement of the sidewalk on the east side of Park Avenue from East 4th Street to Washington Street. The contractor plans to move the closure of the intersection to the western half on Monday.
The contractor will also close traffic in the west two lanes of Park Avenue, just south of the Colorado Street intersection to the Washington Street intersection. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the east two lanes of Park Avenue.
2nd STREETSCAPE PROJECT
Repaving of the East 2nd and Sycamore intersection has been completed with KE Flatwork, Inc., who is working to complete the sidewalks and landscaping of eastern Iowa in the intersection area. The intersection is tentatively scheduled to open on May 17 to limited traffic. Once the intersection is open, work will begin on the curb and gutter and sidewalk removal and replacement in the 100 block of East 2nd Street starting on the north side.
There will be no parking permitted in the 100 block of East 2nd Street from May 17 to June 14. Traffic will be limited to one lane during sidewalk replacement and full pavement patching with eastbound traffic from May 17 to 31 on the north side) and westbound traffic only from June 1 to 14 (during construction on the south side) .
According to the current schedule, block 100 of East 2nd Street will be completed by June 15, when construction will move to the intersection of East 2nd Street and Iowa Avenue. The contractor anticipates that the intersection will be closed from June 14 to July 26.
CONVERSION OF WAYS 4 TO 3 PARK AVENUE
TPavement removal and replacement in the eastern half of the intersection of Washington Street and Park Avenue is scheduled to be tentatively completed this week with the closure of the moved intersection in the western half starting Monday, May 17. project, anticipates that work on the intersection will continue on at least May 24, weather permitting.
Traffic on Park Avenue is currently limited to the two west lanes for Stage 2 work, but this should be completed by the weekend. The lane restriction will transfer Monday to the east two lanes for Stage 3 (the east side of Park Avenue, just south of Colorado through the Washington Street intersection). Two-way traffic will be maintained in the east two lanes of Park Avenue.
Details on intersection closure detours are available at the following links:
Closure of the east side of the Washington Street intersection (PDF)
Closure of the west side of the Washington Street intersection (PDF)
Combined Washington closure (PDF)
The final stage of the project, Stage 3, includes the complete patching and replacement of traffic lights at the intersection of Washington and Park Avenue, as well as the complete patching, removal and replacement of sidewalks and gutters. , and ADA sidewalk ramps from Washington to Harrison. This work is tentatively scheduled from May 14 to August 13, weather permitting.
The grinding of the old asphalt pavement and the placement of a new asphalt pavement as well as the paint stripping of Cypress on East 2nd Street in Harrison on Park Avenue are scheduled to be completed between June 7 and 13 August.
STREET AND DRIVE ASPHALT COATING PROJECT
Nine lanes and nine street segments were milled as part of the 2020-2021 Street and Driveway Asphalt Paving Project. Laying of the new asphalt will begin on Friday with the James Place segment of Parkington Drive at the scheduled dead end first. All work is expected to be completed by June 2, weather permitting.
Segments to be milled and paved:
- Overlay # 1 Cypress St: East 2nd St. in Alley
- Overlay # 2 Washington St: Cypress St. to Walters
- Overlay # 3 Busch St: Hershey Avenue to Mill St.
- Overlay # 4 Houser St: Cedar St. to Karen Dr.
- Overlay # 5 Houser St: Karen Dr. at Mullberry Ave.
- Overlay # 6 Indiana St: Schley Ave. at Benham Ave.
- Overlay # 7 Benham Ave: Indiana St. to Wisconsin St.
- Overlay # 8 James Place: Parkington Dr. in Dead End
- Overlay # 9 Dewey Ave: Indiana St. to Oregon St.
- Lane # 1 Hawthorne Lane and Washington St: Orchard Avenue to Park Avenue.
- Lane # 2 Hagerman Lane and Lorenz St: Terrace Heights Dr. to Roscoe Ave.
- Lane # 3 Pine St. & Linn St: 3rd St. to 4th St.
- Lane # 4 Cedar St. & Walnut St: 7th St. to 8th St.
- Lane # 5 Jackson St. and Monroe St: Lincoln Blvd to Grand Ave.
- Aisle # 6 Chestnut St. & Iowa Ave: 5th St. to 6th St.
- Lane # 7 Harrison St. and McArthur St: Lincoln Blvd to Grand Ave.
- Lane # 8 Cedar St. & Mullberry Ave: 8th St. to 9th St.
- Lane 9 Hawthorne Lane and Parkington Drive: Orchard Avenue to Park Avenue.
Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project
The two-year Grandview Avenue reconstruction project is underway and traffic is restricted to northbound traffic only from Main to Musser streets. Southbound traffic will be diverted to Oregon, Stewart Road and Sampson before returning to Grandview. The Oregon, Warren, and Musser intersections will remain open as much as possible.
Pavement removal has been completed in the southbound lanes and sanitary and storm sewer work is underway. Reconstruction of the southbound lanes will begin after completion of underground work near the Pearl Street intersection.
Heuer Construction, Inc., won the $ 7.74 million contract for the two-year Grandview Avenue reconstruction project that will remove and replace the Main Street sidewalk approximately 200 yards past Houser Street while adding sidewalks and hallway amenities for residents and visitors.
Additional information on the project is available on the City of Muscatine website at Revitalization of Grandview Avenue. An updated project schedule and parts of the plan for the corridor will soon be available on this site.
FULL-DEPTH PATCHING PROJECT
The full patchwork project, part of the City of Muscatine’s 2020-2021 Pavement Management Program, has been completed on Ford Avenue and Logan Street. Work was moved to the remaining sections of the contact as two sections on Evans Street, a warped section near the intersection of Reed Street and the Bond Street approach. Lane restrictions will be in place for work on Evans Street.
The final piece to work on on the current project is Fulliam from Kindler to Devitt. This work will begin after the end of school.
All-American Concrete, Inc., was awarded the contract to complete the FY20-21 full depth patching program and worked on Ford Avenue and Logan Street. The contract also includes work on Fulliam Avenue from Kindler to Devitt, but this work will not begin until the end of the school year due to the proximity to the West Middle School.
WEST HILL PHASE V
Phase V of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project is underway from the property located at 891 West 8th and towards Climer Street. A lane restriction is in place on West 8th Street across from the property at 891 West 8th Street, but the contractor expects the street to be open to traffic on Friday. Utilities are scheduled to return to West 8th Street on May 24, weather permitting, and continue through July 30.
Hagerty Earthworks, Inc. was awarded the $ 6.03 million contract for Phase V of the WHSSP. This phase includes the replacement of sewers on West 8th Street from Broadway to Lucas, on Climer Street from West 8th Street to Lucas, Logan Street from Lucas to Climer, Lucas Street from 912 Lucas to Fletcher Avenue and across the ravine between Climer and Lucas .
The first year of the two-year project will focus on West 8th Street and Climer Street.
Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution when crossing the construction zone, obey traffic control devices, and watch out for workers. Use an alternate route if possible.
For more information on Muscatine City construction projects, click CONSTRUCTION to visit the construction projects page of the Ministry of Public Works.
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