Friday is target date for reopening Mississippi Drive

Project managers for the City of Muscatine and KE Flatworks have set Friday as the reopening date for Mississippi Drive from Iowa Avenue to Broadway.

Once the roadway is reopened, crews will close Iowa Avenue to Mulberry Avenue.   File photo

Project managers for the City of Muscatine and KE Flatworks have set Friday as the reopening date for Mississippi Drive from Iowa Avenue to Broadway.

Once the roadway is reopened, crews will close Iowa Avenue to Mulberry Avenue. The intersections of Sycamore, Walnut, and Cedar will be closed along with the Cedar Street railroad crossing but work will stop short of Mulberry Avenue. Underground contractor KMA Excavating and KE Flatworks will begin working on the pavement on Monday.

New cross arms will also be installed by the Canadian Pacific Railroad at the Iowa Avenue intersection. The Iowa Avenue crossing is projected to be done by Dec. 18 and the Cedar Street crossing by the end of the year. These seek to help implement a “Quiet Zone” to prevent trains from sounding their horns from upriver of the Iowa 92 bridge to downriver of Carver Corner.

Temporary fencing will be installed next week at some pedestrian crossings. Certain parking areas, medians and sidewalks will be poured as well.

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