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Posted on: July 8, 2021

W. 1st Street/HWY 57 Reconstruction - Construction Update

Beginning July 14, 2021, the Iowa DOT's contractor, PCI, will be starting the last phase of construction on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 between Highland Drive and Francis Street. Construction will be focused around the northern lanes on West 1st Street/HWY 57 adjacent to the  Hudson Road intersection, North Genevieve Street intersection, and North Ellen Street intersection. Work will include underground utility-related work, paving, and Right-of-Way restoration. In order for the contractor to begin, a closure of the northern lanes will be required. East and Westbound head-to-head traffic will be maintained throughout construction. The intersection of West 1st Street/Highway 57 and Hudson Road will be maintained throughout construction. The lane closure for this phase will be in effect for approximately two months, depending on the weather.

During the road closure, rural type mailboxes will be removed and temporarily relocated. The contractor will coordinate the location of the relocated mailboxes with the U.S. Postal Service. Normally, all mailboxes are relocated to the adjacent side streets. Once reconstruction is completed, the mailboxes will be returned to their original location. Please do not park adjacent to the relocated mailboxes. The residents will be responsible for removing any decorative attachments to the mailboxes and relocating any landscape plantings within the right-of-way. The contractor will be responsible for removing and temporarily relocating the mailbox and post only.

During the closure, alternate garbage pickup points will be required for residents/businesses that normally place automated collection carts within the closure area. Collection carts can be placed on the open portion of the adjacent side streets, or along West 1st Street as coordinated with the contractor and DOT. This should be done on the normal collection day for that particular street.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT listed below:

Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161,

Below are maps with the closure area highlighted:

W 1st St HWY 57 map 1W 1st St HWY 57 map 2.png

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