Infrastructure Improvement Projects
- East Iowa Avenue Reconstruction: This important economic development project will not only serve the new multi-million-dollar technical training facility that is recently built but will also open development opportunities in the City’s Industrial Park. This project involves new pavement construction on East Iowa Avenue, from 15th Street to approximately 0.25 miles east of 15th Street, including sanitary sewer, storm sewer, street lighting, and water main infrastructure, new concrete pavement, ADA accessible sidewalks, and recreational trails.
- Square Reconstruction and Streetscape Improvements: The proposed Downtown Square Reconstruction and Streetscape Improvements will create a more pedestrian-friendly, inviting and activated space where businesses thrive and where residents and visitors choose to spend time. The steering committee recommends a master plan that includes the following design elements and features: Bump outs at crosswalks; Colored concrete and/or contrasting pavers; Increased sidewalk widths that can accommodate adjacent business-related activities; Parallel parking on the business side and angled parking on the justice center side; Street furnishings that include benches, refuse containers, street trees, raised architectural planters and bike racks; Two-way traffic; and Wayfinding monuments
- Hillcrest Avenue Reconstruction: This future project provides an opportunity to replace the existing failed concrete pavement surface, on Hillcrest Avenue from North 4th Street to North 14th Street, with new three-lane paved street with integral curb and gutter, improved drainage performance, improved sidewalk connectivity, new trees, improved trail crossing, and a new trailhead.
- South K Street Construction: This future project provides an opportunity to upgrade the existing gravel road surface to new concrete pavement, on South K Street from West 2nd Avenue (Iowa 92) to West 14th Avenue, that provides an opportunity to improve the surface condition, eliminate dust, improved pedestrian and bicycle accessibility with new 10’ wide shared use recreational trails, reduced carbon emissions, and improve drainage performance.
- Valley Place Reconstruction: This future project provides an opportunity to replace the existing failed concrete pavement surface, on Valley Place from North 1st Street to North Jefferson Way, which provides an opportunity to improve the surface condition, improved drainage performance, improved sidewalk connectivity, and improved ADA accessibility.