Mulberry Avenue and East 2nd Street Roundabout

PROJECT UPDATE: MAY 6, 2020

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The roundabout at the intersection of 2nd Street and Mulberry is taking shape with the first pour of concrete completing the inner drive circle on May 4. The south leg (from the #1 alley to the inner circle) and the east leg (from the inner circle to Orange Street) will be poured on May 7.

The schedule calls for the north part of the east leg (from Orange to the inner circle) along with the first section of the west leg (inner circle to 3rd Street) is expected to be finished May 11-15, weather permitting.

The contractor remains ahead of schedule with the work and still anticipates that the roundabout will be completed by the end of June.

Mulberry Avenue is currently closed from the #1 Alley to 3rd Street and 2nd Street is closed from Mulberry Avenue to Orange Street. Eastbound traffic on Mississippi Drive is detoured at Iowa Avenue to 5th Street to Park Avenue. The detour will remain in effect until the project is completed.

CONSTRUCTION DETOUR - Truck traffic heading east on Mississippi Drive will be detoured onto Iowa Avenue, to 5th Street, and down to Oak between returning to 2nd Street. The reverse will be in effect for truck traffic heading west (2nd Street to Oak to 5th Street to Iowa to Mississippi Drive). To ensure the safety of construction workers and the public, drivers are urged to find alternate routes when possible, use caution when traveling in or around the construction area, and pay attention to traffic control signs.

Background

Heuer Construction was awarded the $2.114,738 contract for the Mulberry Avenue and East 2nd Street Roundabout Project by the Muscatine City Council at the April 15, 2019, meeting. The construction primarily consists of pavement removal, excavation, concrete paving, sub-drains, granular sub-base, underground utility improvements, concrete pavers, and streetscape amenities.

Mulberry Roundabout Project Manual Cover Sheet (JPG)
Mulberry Roundabout Overlay (JPG)

MULBERRY & 2ND STREET ROUNDABOUT