Infrastructure Improvement Projects
Hillcrest Avenue Reconstruction
Project Location: Hillcrest Avenue from North 4th Street to North 14th Street.
Project Description: This future project proposes to replace the existing failed concrete pavement with new three-lane paved street consisting of 37’ wide PCC pavement with integral curb and gutter. The scope of this project also has new storm-sewer infrastructure, new sidewalk on one side of the road, new trees, improved trail crossing, and a new trail head.
Hillcrest Avenue is currently a two-lane collector type street, with heavy truck traffic volume, that acts an important link between city’s business park on North 14th Street and the principal arterial on Highway 65/69. As traffic volumes and turning movements increase, this existing two-lane undivided roadway on Hillcrest Avenue is experiencing traffic safety concerns. This proposed project provides an opportunity to replace the existing failed concrete pavement surface 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 trail head. The proposed three-lane pavement will allow for two through lanes and a center two-way left-turn lane that will improve traffic operations and safety to meet increasing traffic and pedestrian demand. The Hillcrest Trail, along the north side of the project will be maintained.
The council approved five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) has allocated the design of this project during Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and the construction is planned during FY2023 and FY2024. The CIP has allocated $720,000 during FY-2022, for engineering and easement expenses, and $3,800,000 in FY2023 and FY2024, for construction expenses. Approximately $3,100,000 is planned to be federally funded by Iowa DOT’s Surface Transportation Block Grant.
* Planned on FY-2022
* Planned on FY-2023 & 24
- Planned Engineering & Easements: $720,000
- Planned Construction: $3,800,000*
* Note: ~ $3,100,000 is planned to be federally funded by Iowa DOT’s Surface Transportation Block Grant.