Hwy 57 / W 1st Street Expansion Project

On Tuesday, September 14th, 2021, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be switching the traffic signals on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 from the current temporary strung lights to the final permanent pole mounted traffic signals. In order for the contractor to begin, stop signs will be placed on all approaches while crews switch power over from the temporary signals to the new permanent signals. The traffic light switch will be in effect for approximately five (5) hours.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT: Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us

Beginning Tuesday, September 7th, 2021 at noon, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be paving last center turn lane section on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 between Highland Drive and Francis Street. In order for the contractor to begin, a temporary closure of the center lane will be required. East and Westbound traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes, maintaining east- and westbound traffic on W. 1st Street/HWY 57. Turning restrictions will be in place for Westbound W. 1st Street/HWY 57 traffic and Northbound Hudson Road traffic. A detour will be established utilizing W. 12th Street, Union Road and W. 1st Street/HWY 57. The lane closure for this phase will be in effect for approximately three (3) days, depending on the weather. After the paving of the center turn lanes has been completed, head-to-head traffic pattern will go back into effect on the southern lanes of W. 1st Street as it previously was.  

Below are maps with the closure area highlighted.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT: Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us

W. 1st Street Center Lane Paving (1)

W. 1st Street Center Lane Paving (2)

Beginning, Wednesday, July 14th, 2021, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be starting the last phase of construction on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 between Highland Drive and Francis Street. Construction will be focused around the northern lanes on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 adjacent to the   Hudson Road intersection, North Genevieve Street intersection, and North Ellen Street intersection. Work will include underground utility related work, paving and Right-of-Way restoration. In order for the contractor to begin, a closure of the northern lanes will be required. East and Westbound head-to-head traffic will be maintained throughout construction. The intersection of W. 1st Street/Highway 57 and Hudson Road will be maintained throughout construction. The lane closure for this phase will be in effect for approximately two (2) months, depending on the weather.

 During the road closure, rural type mailboxes will be removed and temporarily relocated. The contractor will coordinate the location of the relocated mailboxes with the U.S. Postal Service. Normally, all mailboxes are relocated to the adjacent side streets. Once reconstruction is completed, the mailboxes will be returned to their original location. Please do not park adjacent to the relocated mailboxes. The residents will be responsible for removing any decorative attachments to the mailboxes and relocating any landscape plantings within the right-of-way. The contractor will be responsible for removing and temporarily relocating the mailbox and post only.

 During the closure, alternate garbage pickup points will be required for residents/businesses that normally place automated collection carts within the closure area. Collection carts can be placed on the open portion of the adjacent side streets, or along W. 1st Street as coordinated with the contractor and DOT. This should be done on the normal collection day for that particular street. 

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT listed here: Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us

Below are maps with the closure area highlighted.


Beginning Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction by reconstructing the southeastern corner of the Hudson Road intersection and also continuing with work on the south side of HWY 57 between Hudson Road and Francis Street. In order for the contractor to begin, a full closure of the adjacent lanes will be required until paving is complete.

 

East & Westbound traffic on HWY 57 and North & Southbound traffic on Hudson Road will be maintained throughout construction. This construction will result in restricted turning movements at the Hudson Road intersection. Trailered vehicles should choose alternative routes to avoid turning at the intersection. The lane closures for this phase will be in effect for approximately one (1) month, depending on the weather.

 

For safety's sake, please stay away from the construction area. Heavy equipment will be moving back and forth on the closed section of street. Attached is a map of the closure area highlighted.

 

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT listed here:

Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us

 

HWY 57 - Stage 3B - 1 of 2HWY 57 - Stage 3B - 2 of 2

Beginning Monday, April 12th, 2021, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with construction by reconstructing the southwestern corner of the Hudson Road intersection and also by starting removals on the south side of HWY 57 between Hudson Road and Francis Street. In order for the contractor to begin, a full closure of the adjacent lanes will be required until paving is complete.

 East & Westbound traffic on HWY 57 and North & Southbound traffic on Hudson Road will be maintained throughout construction. This construction will result in restricted turning movements at the Hudson Road intersection, trailered vehicles should choose alternative routes to avoid turning at the intersection. The lane closures for this phase will be in effect for approximately one (1) month, depending on the weather.

 For safety's sake, please stay away from the construction area. Heavy equipment will be moving back and forth on the closed section of street. Attached is a map of the closure area highlighted.

 If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT listed here:

Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us