MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project resumes next week with lane restrictions at the intersection of East 2nd and Cypress as the masts for the new traffic signals are put into place. The lane restrictions will start at 7 a.m. Tuesday, March 2, and continue through Friday, March 5, weather permitting.
Work will begin on the north side of East 2nd Street with traffic in the west bound lane reduced to the outside lane as the mast is installed. Once completed, work will shift to the south side where the east bound inside lane will be closed to traffic as the south side mast is installed.
Full depth patching of Park Avenue from Washington to 2nd Street is expected to begin March 15, weather permitting. An exact schedule and lane restrictions will be announced closer to the actual start date.
The Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project includes Park Avenue from Harrison to East 2nd Street and East 2nd Street from Park Avenue to Cypress Street. The proposed improvements focus specifically on safety, including traffic lane reconfiguration that would change the road from four lanes (two operating in each direction) to three lanes (one lane in each direction and a center two-way, left turn lane). Full depth patching, milling, an asphalt overlay, and new sidewalk ramps are also part of the project.
The entire project is expected to be completed by Fall 2021, weather permitting.
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