2nd Street Streetscape Project


PROJECT UPDATE: APRIL 23, 2021

KE Flatwork, Inc., has the East 2nd and Sycamore streets intersection rocked and ready for pavement after spending the previous week replacing a sanitary sewer that was found to have collapsed during an inspection of the sewer. Forming the intersection is expected to be completed on Monday with pouring concrete anticipated for Tuesday and Wednesday, weather permitting.

 

The intersection will remain closed to traffic until at least May 17. Once the intersection is open, work will begin on sidewalk replacement in the 100 block of East 2nd Street.

 

KE Flatwork, Inc., has also been working in the 400 block of East 2nd Street, replacing a segment of a sanitary sewer from the roundabout to just in front of the Musser Public Library and HNI Community Center, some sidewalk segments on both sides of the block, and full depth patching in the Walnut Street intersection. The 400 block is currently closed to traffic from Mulberry to Walnut and will remain closed at least through April 30.

 

Access to businesses in the 100 block of East 2nd Street is available from the Iowa Avenue intersection and to businesses in the 200 block of East 2nd Street from the Cedar Street intersection.

 

MuscaBus announced a detour for the Blue Route due to construction on East 2nd Street.

 

KE Flatwork, Inc., and staff from the City of Muscatine will meet with businesses owners and residents that are affected by the current construction area at 9 a.m. every Thursday, starting this Thursday, March 18, near the Sycamore intersection. These meetings will be held weekly throughout the construction phase and will move to each affected area as work progresses.

 

All dates are tentative and dependent on weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances.

 

Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution when travelling through the construction zone, obey traffic control devices, and be aware of workers. Use an alternate route if possible.

 

The entire project is expected to be completed by Fall 2021, weather permitting.

Residents or business owners who have questions about the project, the schedule of work, or would just like more information about the project can contact Bill Haag, Construction Project Manager, at (563) 299-0690. You can also send a comment or concern, by email to feedback@muscatineiowa.gov or pwrequest@muscatineiowa.gov.

042221 2nd Street Sycamore intersection (JPG)

2nd Street Reconstruction Project 2021 Tentative Schedule

*Schedule is subject to change and will be updated weekly during onsite public meetings. 

*Public meetings will be held onsite with exact place TBD on Thursdays at 9 a.m.

*Sidewalks will always be open on one side of the road.

 

Intersection of 2nd Street and Sycamore Street

March 15-May 17 (Subject to change)

Expected to open May 17

 

East 2nd Street from Sycamore to Iowa 

May 17 (Subject to change) to June 14

Northside of East 2nd Street (May 17-31)

One way traffic south side will be closed East bound traffic open (No parking)

Southside of East 2nd Street (May31-June 14)

 

East 2nd Street from Mulberry Ave to Walnut St 

March 29th to April 30th (Was May 17th

Full Road Closure March 29th to April 30th 

Goal was to move up end date by two weeks to April 30

Completed April 30th

 

East 2nd Street and Iowa Avenue Intersection 

June 14 to July 26

Goal is to temporary open Intersection for 4th of July Parade

 

West 2nd Street from Iowa to Chestnut St 

July 26 to August 23 
 
One lane will always be open

 

West 2nd Street from Chestnut to Pine 

August 23 to September 27 
 
One lane will always be open

 

East/West 2nd Street Completion

Finish up Project September 27 to October 1

One lane will always be open

 

Background

The 2nd Street Project is comprised of sidewalk, roadway, utility, and streetscape construction on 2nd Street from Mulberry Avenue to Pine Street. Construction primarily includes pavement removal, excavation, concrete sidewalks, concrete roadway paving, underground utility improvements, concrete pavers, and streetscape amenities.

The Muscatine City Council awarded the $2.9 million contract for the 2nd Street Streetscape Project to KE Flatwork, Inc., of Elbridge, Iowa, at the February 6, 2020, City Council meeting. KE Flatwork, Inc., was the lowest of four bidders for the two-year project.

2019.11.14 - 200 block West 2nd Street (JPG)
2019.11.14 - Iowa Ave intersection (JPG)
2019.11.14 - Sycamore to Cedar (JPG)
2019.11.14 - Cedar to Walnut (JPG)

Scope of the Project

The 2nd Street Streetscape Project comprises sidewalks, roadway, utilities, and streetscape construction located on 2nd Street from Mulberry Avenue to Pine Street. Construction primarily includes pavement removal, excavation, concrete sidewalks, concrete roadway paving, underground utility improvements, concrete pavers, and streetscape amenities.

Work will be completed over a two-year period. Bids were opened on January 16, 2020, with the contract to be awarded by the Muscatine City Council at its February 6, 2020, regular meeting.

2nd Street Reconstruction Project Plans (PDF)

2nd Street Reconstruction Project Bid Set - Specs (PDF)

2nd Street Reconstruction Project Bid Set -  Plans (PDF)


Economic Programs

Several programs are being offered by the Department of Community Development for property improvements that may be used by building owners and/or business owners in conjunction with or in addition to the Streetscape Project. 

The programs include: 

2nd Street Presentation to Council 04-09-2020

04-08-20 Map showing Stage 5 of Street-Scape Project (JPG)