MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Full Depth Patching Program for Fiscal Year 2020-2021 will be completed in its entirety after the City of Muscatine received additional funds as part of the COVID Relief Amount in the City’s April disbursement of Road Use Tax.
All-American Concrete, Inc., was awarded the contract to complete the FY20-21 Full Depth Patching Program and has been working on Ford Avenue and Logan Street. The contract also calls for work on Fulliam Avenue from Kindler to Devitt but that work will not begin until the end of the school year due to the proximity to West Middle School.
Two sections that were pulled from the original contract due to concerns over funding are back in with the additional funding from the Iowa DOT. Those two sections include the cul-de-sac on Sterling Woods Court, and two sections on Evans Street, a buckled section near the Reed Street intersection, and the approach to Bond Street.
If funds remain available, Public Works officials indicate that there is the possible that certain “emergency repair” areas will be added to the FY20-21 contract.
The project was delayed due to the uncertainty of how much road use tax revenue would come to the City as a results of the COVID-19 pandemic.
All-American Concrete, Inc., continues pavement removal and replacement on Ford Avenue from Park Avenue to Jody Drive and on Logan Street from Cedar to Fulliam. Logan Street is reduced to one lane of traffic from Cedar to Fulliam. Only northbound traffic will be permitted (heading north from Fulliam to Cedar) during the lane closure.
A full closure of Logan from Fulliam to Cedar is planned from 9-11 a.m. Friday (April 30) to facilitate pouring concrete.
The Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Road Maintenance Program is currently in the planning stage and will be out for bid later this spring. The Road Maintenance Program includes full depth patching, street asphalt overlay, and alley asphalt overlay projects.
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.
For more information on City of Muscatine construction projects click on CONSTRUCTION to visit the Department of Public Works Construction Projects page.