Road Work Ahead Newsletter 11-25-2020

Newsletter November 25, 2020

Newsletter November 25, 2020

Locust Road Improvements

At long last! We are very excited to announce that Locust Road was opened for traffic on Wednesday, November 25th. A commemorative ribbon cutting was held on November 25th to celebrate the opening of the road.

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success.”
-Henry Ford

City officials, contractors, project partners, and community members commemorated the opening of Locust Road with a ribbon cutting.

While Locust Road will now be open for normal traffic, construction activity will continue on a few items outside the roadway. These include removal of existing utility poles, installation of new streetlights, burying of utility lines, constructing new rock ditch checks, and erosion control.

Important Info: Mail Delivery and Garbage Collection

Normal operation of mail delivery and garbage collection for residents along Locust Road will resume after Sunday, November 29th.

A Special Thanks

We would again like to thank the entire community for their patience during the Locust Road project. In addition, we would like to acknowledge the hard work of the numerous contractors, engineers, surveyors, and other contributors who helped make the Locust Road project a success. We would like to extend a special thanks to:

• McClure Engineering
• Skyline Construction, Inc.
• Wicks Construction, Inc.
• Bruening Rock Products, Inc.
• Croell Ready Mix
• Tara Erosion Control LLC
• Iowa Plains Signing, Inc.
• W.K. Construction Company
• Lovewell Fencing, Inc.

Quarry Street Improvements

The contractor will soon be finishing work on the Quarry Street improvements project. Remaining work includes a few minor street repairs, sidewalk installation, and backfilling. The project is expected to be substantially complete within the next week or two.

Questions? Contact Us.

City Engineer (563) 382-2157

City Hall (563) 382-3651

Pine Crest Drive and Locust Road Intersection Update

Intersection of Pine Crest Drive and Locust Road to Open on 11/20

Decorah, IA (November 18, 2020) – The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the intersection of Pine Crest Drive and Locust Road should be open by the end of the day on Friday, November 20th. With this opening, the local detour of Ridge Road to Pine Crest Drive to Locust Road will be accessible.

There will be a temporary closure of the intersection during the day on Monday, November 23rd to allow the contractor to install pavement markings.

The City would like to extend thanks and appreciation for everyone’s patience throughout the Locust Road project. The entire road is expected to be opened in the first part of December.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 or City Hall at 382-3651 with any questions.


Road Work Ahead Newsletter 11-05-2020

Newsletter November 5, 2020

Newsletter November 5, 2020

Link to downloadable pdf version of above newsletter Newsletter-November-5-2020.pdf

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Locust Road Improvements

It has been a very busy week of paving on Locust Road. This past Monday and Tuesday, crews paved
the northbound half of the road from 613 Locust Road to the Pine Crest Drive intersection. On
Friday (11/6) and Saturday (11/7), crews will be paving the southbound half of this same stretch.

During the week of November 9ᵗʰ, the contractor is planning to pave the intersection of Locust Road
and Pine Crest Drive. Just to the north of Pine Crest Drive, the contractor will also be working on
paving the transition area between the new, wider section of Locust Road and the existing road.
Weather permitting, the intersection of Pine Crest Drive and Locust Road should be open to traffic
sometime the week of November 16ᵗʰ.

As work on the street paving progresses, crews will continue to work on driveway approaches and the
new sidewalk that is being installed between College Drive and
Shady Lane.

Quarry Street Improvements

Crews are nearly finished with the installation of the new storm sewer pipe on Quarry Street. The
contractor is currently working on constructing a new intake structure on College Drive to aid in
capturing surface water from the street that will now be directed into the new storm sewer.

After the storm sewer work is complete, the portion of the street that has been removed will be
repaired. A new sidewalk will also be installed on the south side of Quarry Street from College
Drive to the east end of the project.

After the paver places the concrete, finish work follows close behind. This includes application of
curing compound, grooving, and cutting joints (photo courtesy
of McClure Engineering).

Questions? Contact Us.

City Engineer
(563) 382-2157

City Hall
(563) 382-3651