Beginning Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction by preparing for paving operations in the northern lanes. In order for the contractor to begin, a full closure of the northern lanes, closure of northern intersections (N. College St., N. Division St., N. Francis St.), and closure of residential driveways will be required until paving is complete. East and Westbound head-to-head traffic will be maintained throughout construction. The lane closure for this phase will be in effect for approximately two weeks, depending on the weather.
For safety’s sake, please stay away from the construction area. Heavy equipment will be moving back and forth on the closed street.
During the closure, alternate garbage pickup points will be required for residents who normally place automated collection carts within the closure area. Residents located on the north side of W. 1st St./HWY 57 can place their collection carts on the open portion of adjacent N. Ellen Street, N. Francis Street, N. Division Street, or N. College Street during this stage of the street closure. This should be done on the normal collection day for that particular street. Yard waste collection carts can be placed curbside at the same location as the garbage collection carts for Monday pickup. Yard waste may also be taken to the transfer station in any type of container when the transfer station is open.
If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT listed here: Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us