2nd Street Streetscape Project
PROJECT UPDATE: OCTOBER 19, 2021
The two-year 2nd Street Streetscape Project is wrapping up with all concrete work completed. Work is not concentrated on the last block of landscaping including brickwork and plantings. Paint stripping will complete the project.
The two year project began in 2020 and has progressed block by block to the west. Full depth patching of the driving lanes, new sidewalks, landscaping, and other amenities have been added to create a more pedestrian friendly downtown corridor.
Access to all businesses in the construction area has been maintained throughout the project with signage available to direct customers to the businesses in blocks affected by the construction.
MuscaBus established a detour for the Blue Route due to construction on 2nd Street.
KE Flatwork, Inc., and staff from the City of Muscatine meet with businesses owners and residents that are affected by the current construction area at 9 a.m. every Thursday. These meetings are held weekly throughout the construction phase and move to each affected area as work progresses.
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.
Residents or business owners who have questions about the project, the schedule of work, or would just like more information about the project can call the Department of Public Works or send a comment or concern, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
2021 Tentative Project Schedule
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.
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.
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: