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Engineer pleased with Winfield Avenue project

Oct 04, 2017

By Brooks Taylor, Mt. Pleasant News


Winfield Avenue is seeing the finishing touches to the summer-long reconstruction of the street from Grand Avenue to the U.S. Highway 218 overpass, Henry County Engineer Jake Hotchkiss told county supervisors Tuesday morning.

“The project is pretty much wrapped up,” Hotchkiss said, adding that seeding and erosion control needs to be completed. “In general, it turned out to be a pretty good project. I am very happy with it.”

Most of the secondary-roads crew efforts now are on finishing the shoulder pull project on Agency Road, which is progressing well, the engineer said. The Agency Road shoulder pull is the final project of its kind this year.

In other construction news, Hotchkiss said Iowa Bridge & Culvert of Washington will be starting work on Oct. 4 to replace two box culverts on Nebraska Avenue. “It will be about a four-week project,” he said. “We will be doing the grading after the box culverts are installed.” The north culvert will be done first, he said.

Supervisors approved the purchase of a 42-foot belly dump trailer for the engineering department. The trailer will be purchased for $39,621 from ITM Trailer Manufacturing Co. of Storm Lake.

Last week’s work by the secondary roads employees included work on the Agency Road shoulder pull; seeding; installed entrances and ditches in isolated locations along Agency Road; ground bumps on Oakland Mills Road; and worked on signs.

Supervisor Greg Moeller gave a report on the monthly board meetings of the Great River Housing Trust and Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission (SEIRPC).

Moeller said the housing trust still is looking for six owner-occupied housing rehabilitation projects in New London.

In SEIRPC news, ridership during Old Threshers increased by 117 percent in 2017 to 7,016 riders. SEIBUS also is now bringing residents from Wayland to shop in Mt. Pleasant every other Thursday. On the opposite Thursdays, SEIBUS brings Winfield residents to Mt. Pleasant.

The supervisors meet again in regular session tomorrow (Thurs.) at 9 a.m. in the courthouse.

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