Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project

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UPDATE APRIL 23, 2021

042721 Grandview Avenue - road closed but open to businesses (JPG)

The two-year Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project will begin on Monday (April 26) according to City officials and the contractor during a public meeting on the project Thursday night.

 

The first year of the two-year project will focus on Main Street to Musser Street. Milling of the pavement will begin on Monday (April 26) with two-way traffic maintained from Main Street to Oregon, and a flagger used as milling is completed from Oregon to Musser. Milling is expected to be completed on Tuesday (April 27) with underground work starting on Wednesday (April 28).

 

Once underground work begins, traffic on Grandview Avenue will be restricted to northbound traffic only from Main to Musser streets. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Oregon, Stewart Road, and onto Sampson before returning to Grandview. The intersections of Oregon, Warren, and Musser will be kept open as much as possible.

 

Heuer Construction, Inc., was awarded the $7.74 million contract for the two-year Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project during the April 1 City Council meeting. The project will remove and replace the pavement from Main Street to approximately 200 yards past Houser Street while adding sidewalks and additional streetscaping to provide a much more inviting corridor for residents and visitors.

 

The goals of the project are to modernize Grandview Avenue, provide a safe and attractive corridor, improve pavement and utility infrastructure, and enhance the walkability of the Grandview Avenue corridor with enhanced pedestrian opportunities and the incorporation of “green infrastructure”.

 

A public meeting was held at the Musser Public Library & HNI Community Center on Thursday and was also offered virtually.

 

Bolton & Menk were the design consultants. An amended contract was approved by City Council Thursday (April 15) to have the consultants assist with construction phase services including observation and administration of construction activities since Iowa DOT Construction Project Management and Inspection processes must be followed as the project is partially funded by Iowa DOT funds.

General Detour Route

Grandview 2021- Main Detour Hershey and Houser (JPG)

Stage 1 & 2 Detour Route

Grandview 2021- Stages 1 and 2 Secondary Detour (JPG)

Stage 1 Musser Detour

Grandview 2021- Staging 1 Musser Detour (JPG)

January 4, 2017 Presentation

January 4, 2017 Presentation (PDF) 

GREENING AMERICA’S COMMUNITIES (PDF) - Making the Grandview Avenue Corridor Green and Complete

The city of Muscatine, Iowa, requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Greening America’s Communities Program to create a cohesive vision for Grandview Avenue, the city’s southern gateway. The city wants to transform this street and the surrounding corridor, rarely explored on foot, into a model for how to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety and comfort; and use green infrastructure strategies such as swales, stormwater planters and permeable paving to manage stormwater runoff. As a part of this project, city staff members hope to make the Grandview Avenue corridor a more inviting entrance to the community and a more attractive neighborhood for economic development all while addressing stormwater and localized flooding concerns.

February 8, 2018 Open House

The City of Muscatine held an Open House was held on Thursday, February 8, 2018, to receive public input on the proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project. This was the first of several meetings that will be conducted as the design of the corridor is finalized. Following are the boards and the full length photograph of the project area that was available for public inspection. On hand to answer questions were representatives from the City of Muscatine along with engineers from Bolton & Menk who are designing the improvements.

July 19, 2018 Open House

A second open house presentation of the project was conducted on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at the Musser Public Libary and HNI Community Center.


December 13, 2018 City Council Update

An update to the Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project was presented to the Muscatine City Council during its December 13, 2018, In-Depth meeting. The full discussion can be viewed on YouTube.

BACKGROUND

The proposed Grandview Avenue Revitalization Project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. 61. This presentation (PDF) was given at the public meeting on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

The proposed project includes roadway improvements on the 2.2 mile stretch of Grandview Avenue from Franklin Street to U.S. Highway 61. This presentation was given at the public meeting for Grandview Avenue on January 4, 2017 that was held in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency and Stockwell Engineers.

GREENING AMERICA'S COMMUNITIES (PDF)

Making the Grandview Avenue Corridor Green and Complete

The city of Muscatine, Iowa, requested assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Greening America’s Communities Program to create a cohesive vision for Grandview Avenue, the city’s southern gateway. The city wants to transform this street and the surrounding corridor, rarely explored on foot, into a model for how to improve pedestrian  and cyclist safety and comfort; and use green infrastructure strategies such as swales, stormwater planters and permeable paving to manage stormwater runoff. As a part of this project, city staff members hope to make the Grandview Avenue corridor a more inviting entrance to the community and a more attractive neighborhood for economic development all while addressing stormwater and localized flooding concerns.