Project Updates

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UPDATE: April 19, 2018

2nd Street (Mulberry to Mad Creek) - Work began Monday, April 9, 2018, on reconstruction of 2nd Street from the intersection with Mulberry Avenue to the flood gate at Mad Creek. The work will be done in four stages with traffic rerouted around the construction zone using 5th Street or Washington Street. This section of the Mississippi Drive Corridor Reconstruction Project is anticipated to be completed by October 12, 2018.

The first stage will reconstruct 2nd Street from the Orange Street intersection to the Oak Street intersection. (April 9-May 9, weather permitting) with that portion of 2nd Street currently closed to traffic. (See Project Detour Maps)

The second stage will include the Oak Street intersection and portions of 2nd up to the railroad crossing. (May 9-August 13, weather permitting) and 2nd Street from the railroad crossing up to just west of the Family Dollar store (May 9-September 17, weather permitting)

The third stage will involve 2nd Street from the Family Dollar entrance to Mad Creek. (September 17-October 12, weather permitting).

Th fourth stage will complete the Orange Street intersection. (September 17-October 12, weather permitting).

The detour for this construction zone will take west bound traffic off the Iowa 92 bridge over the Mississippi River east to Park Avenue and then to either 5th Street or Washington Street, depending on travel plans.

The main detour for the Mississippi Drive Corridor Reconstruction Project remains taking Park Avenue to Washington Street to 8th Street to Main Street to Grandview Avenue or taking Park Avenue to the Highway 61 bypass around Muscatine.

Project Detour Maps

Mississippi Drive (Sycamore to Mulberry) - KMA Excavating has completed underground work on the section of Mississippi Drive from Sycamore to Mulberry and KE Flatwork has started hauling in dirt to raise the roadway from Sycamore to Walnut. Preparation for paving of this section of the Mississippi Drive Corridor Reconstruction Project will last into May, depending on the weather, with paving beginning sometime in May at the Sycamore Street intersection.The 18-inch thick reinforced concrete land bridge over Papoose Creek at the Sycamore Street intersection has been completed. The two inch and six inch electrical conduits are being installed from Sycamore to Mulberry.

Mississippi Drive (Chestnut to Broadway) - Mississippi Drive from Chestnut to Broadway will be closed April 16-27 to complete landscaping, seeding, and additional brickwork. Intersection markers and monuments will also be installed with the Department of Public Works completing installation of street signs, and MPW completing work on street lights and cabling.The Iowa Avenue and Chestnut Street intersections will remain open, however, along with Mississippi Drive from Iowa to Chestnut.

2nd/Mulberry Roundabout - The final design of the 2nd Street/Mulberry Avenue roundabout is nearing completion with the tentative time schedule having the design presented for City Council approval in May 2018, bidding for the project in June 2018, awarding the project in July 2018, and actual construction beginning in August 2018. Tentative completion date is November 2018 depending on the weather.

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2017 Construction Season

Mississippi Drive (Iowa to Broadway) - Mississippi Drive from Iowa Avenue west past Broadway Street was reopened to local traffic at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8, wrapping up the majority of construction work for Phases I and II of the Mississippi Drive Corridor Reconstruction Project. The side streets and intersections at Iowa Avenue, Pine Street, and Linn Street were also reopened but Chestnut Street remained closed until March 2018.


Additional parking for downtown Muscatine becomes available when City officials reopen a portion of Mississippi Drive Friday (Dec. 8). Mississippi Drive has been closed from Sycamore to Broadway since May. The first two phases of the reconstruction project have been virtually completed and the City will allow local traffic on Mississippi Drive from Iowa Avenue west towards Carver Corner as the project shifts to phase III.

Click PARKING for more information.