MUSCATINE, Iowa – The 2021 construction season for the final year of the 2nd Street Streetscape Project will begin on Monday, March 15, weather permitting, according to City of Muscatine project managers.
KE Flatwork, Inc., has indicated that they plan to begin work on replacing a manhole in the 2nd Street and Sycamore intersection Monday and then move the underground crew to a section of 2nd Street from Walnut to the roundabout in front of Musser Public Library. A second crew will move in after the underground work is completed to rebuild the Sycamore intersection.
KE Flatwork, Inc., and staff from the City of Muscatine will meet with businesses owners and residents from the affected area at 9 a.m. 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.
One lane of traffic will be maintained as underground work is completed. However, the intersection will be closed once work begins to rebuild the intersection and traffic will have to detour around using either Mississippi Drive or 3rd Street.
Traffic will be permitted into the 200 block of East 2nd Street from the Cedar Street intersection and into the 100 block of East 2nd Street from the Iowa Avenue intersection once the Sycamore intersection is closed. Access to businesses in the 100 block of Sycamore will be from Mississippi Drive and access to businesses in the 200 block of Sycamore will be from 3rd Street.
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.