2nd Street project public information meeting set for March 25

MUSCATINE, Iowa – A public information meeting on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at Musser Public Library. All residents, building owners, and business owners in the six-block long area of the project (Mulberry to Pine), along with any other interested individuals, are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting.

The 2nd Street Streetscape 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.

The work will be completed block by block in six stages over the two-year construction timeline to minimize the impact on businesses and residents.

A tentative schedule for the work will be presented during the public information meeting by representatives of the contract along with project managers for the City of Muscatine.

The City of Muscatine is committed to working with residents, business owners, and building owners with any concerns they may have being addressed at this meeting. Project managers also plan to hold meetings with those impacted by the construction work on a block by block basis throughout the project.

The contractor anticipates starting work in mid-April.

Additional information can be found on the 2nd Street Streetscape Project page on the City of Muscatine website.