MUSCATINE, Iowa – Drivers going through the Iowa Avenue-Mississippi Drive intersection Friday (Feb. 16) will be among the first to witness the new traffic signals in action. Muscatine Power & Water (MPW) has announced that they will activate the signal and begin normal operation Friday morning.
“The temporary four-way stop will be removed and the signals should be followed starting Friday,” Brian Stineman, director of the Department of Public Works, said.
The intersection has been a four-way stop since the reconstructed portion of Mississippi Drive from Broadway to Iowa Avenue was reopened last December. The signal poles, arms, and lights were installed in the intersection during the last week of January.
MPW has also been working on installing street lights along the completed portion of Mississippi Drive from Iowa Avenue to Pine Street. The northbound lane of Mississippi Drive was closed today (Feb. 14) and Thursday (Feb. 15) to allow for the installation of the lights on the river side of Mississippi Drive. That work is expected to be done by 5 p.m. Thursday.
Installation of the streets lights along the southbound lane were completed at the end of January.