January 15, 2019

Washington Street Update

The Washington Street Project, including the installation of pedestrian countdown timers, curb extensions, electrical work, and more is scheduled to continue over the coming months.  The project is 95% complete on Washington Street between Observer Highway and 11th Street.

Currently, crews are performing work related to the project at the intersection of Washington Street and 11th Street and Washington Street and 13th Street, including the installation of new traffic signals, rain gardens, ADA compliant sidewalks and curb extensions as weather conditions permit. The final intersection improvements have been completed at 12th Street, 14th Street, which included the installation of ADA ramps.

All of the water infrastructure upgrades have been completed for the project, including replacement of the 100 year old water mains and targeted service lines.

Paving of Washington Street between 11th and 15th Street will resume in the spring.  Paving is not possible during the winter months due to the cold weather.  

The contractor for the project, Underground Utilities Corporation, anticipates completion for the project this spring. The City continues to work with the contractor to expedite the project’s progress.

Future updates for the project will be sent out through the City’s Nixle communication service on a weekly basis.