Project Updates

  1. 2017 Construction Season
  2. 2018 Construction Season

Phase i - Iowa Avenue to Pine Street including Iowa intersection and railroad crossing to Riverfront Park and Chestnut Street from Mississippi Drive to Alley #1. Work began on May 8, 2017 and conclude August 31, 2017.

UPDATE (05-30-17) - The rising waters of the Mississippi River have necessitated moving the work area along Mississippi Drive. The hard close on the southwest side of the Mississippi Drive Reconstrucction Project moved from the Pine Street intersection to the Broadway intersection on Thursday, June 1. The Mississippi River is predicted to crest at 18.7 feet (almost three feet above flood stage) Wednesday May 31) night into Thursday (June 1) morning before receding. However, work on the Sycamore to Pine section of Mississippi Drive has been limited due to the high water including the installation of the sewer line. That work cannot proceed until the river drops significantly.

Moving the hard close on that end of the project allows construction crews to continue working by installing water, sewer and storm lines in the section of Mississippi Drive from Pine to Broadway. The hard close also means that the truck detour around the project is the only detour around the project work area (Main Street to 8th Street, to Mulberry Avenue, to 2nd Street). 

Access to businesses on Mississippi Drive will still be available from 2nd Street by taking Alley #1 off of Pine Street throughout the construction process.

Tentative Phase II - Pine Street to Green Street.