Infrastructure Improvement Projects

East Iowa Avenue Reconstruction:

Project Location: East Iowa Avenue, from 15th Street to approximately 0.25 miles east of 15th Street

Project Description: This future project involves all work associated with the pavement construction on East Iowa Avenue, from 15th Street to approximately 0.25 miles east of 15th Street, including installation of  sanitary sewer, storm sewer, street lighting, and water main infrastructure, new concrete pavement, ADA accessible sidewalks, and recreational trails.  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.  Almost half of the construction cost for this project is federally funded by U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA).

There is currently a construction contract with Vanderpool Construction Inc., for a total amount of $914,143.50, to complete this project.  Of this construction amount of $914,143.50, the City will receive approximately $448,272 in financial assistance (50-50 match for a major portion of the project cost) from U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.  

The construction for this project started on Monday, March 22, 2021.  This project has a completion date of September 30, 2021 and it must be substantially completed before July 27, 2021 to open the vehicular traffic before the balloon festival.

Project Status:

 

Start Date

End Date

Design

November 4, 2019

April 20, 2020

Construction

March 22, 2021

On-going

Project Completion

Expected completion date: September 30, 2021

Substantially completion: date: July 27, 2021.

 

Project Costs:

  • Design & Inspection: $175,752
  • Construction: $914,143.50*

* Note: ~ $448,272 in financial assistance from U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration.

East Hillcrest Avenue Concept Study Review

The Hillcrest Study presentation that was shown to Council outlays the proposed future development of East Hillcrest Avenue. With the future development in and around this corridor, items such as future traffic volume, future development and growth patterns, and other infrastructural needs are being reviewed to ensure that any construction projects would be comprehensive. This project will continue to develop more and costs associated with further studies will be incorporated into upcoming budget discussions.