Many projects taking place in Monticello

The E. First St. bridge as it looked (looking west) on Aug. 6, before construction began. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Materials in and around the bridge were removed Aug. 7-8.

By late afternoon Aug. 8, the original bridge was gone. The new bridge may be completed by the end of 2017.
Staff report

     There are several projects currently taking place within the City of Monticello. During the Aug. 7 City Council meeting, City Engineer Patrick Schwickerath provided a timeline and updates on each project.

Main Street Reconstruction

     • The first lift of HMA (hot mix asphalt) pavement was placed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of last week on the northbound lane. The center and southbound lanes will follow respectively.

     • ADA sidewalk ramps are planned to be constructed Aug. 14-22.

     • The final lift of HMA pavement should be placed down the week of Aug. 28.

     • The project should be complete by early- to mid-September.

E. First Street Bridge Replacement

     • Removal of materials in and around the bridge began last week, Aug. 7.

     • The project should be completed in 2017, but could extend into early 2018. The contractor is allowed 70 working days (not the same as calendar days).

     • The relocation of utility poles/services is also included in this project.

Water Tower Repainting

     • The painting is now complete.

     • Cellular/Internet antennas should be relocated back onto the tower at any time.

Sixth Street Ditch

     • The plans and specs for the project are approximately 90 percent complete. The stream restoration adjacent to the west side of Highway 38 has been removed from the plans.

     • The joint permit application has been submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

     • The city will provide direction for plan preparation and easement/property acquisition.


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