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The City of Grinnell accepted bids for the reconstruction of Reed Street from 1st Avenue north to just south of 6th Avenue/US Hwy 6 and awarded the contract to Manatts, Inc., Newton, IA. This project will be an asphalt project similar to that of East Street north of the Middle School.
From 1st Avenue north to the railroad crossing, the street will be milled 2 inches and then overlaid with 2 new inches of asphalt. From the railroad crossing north to 6th Avenue, the street will be removed leaving the curb and gutter in place and a new street section built between the gutters. Also included in this work will be updating ADA ramps at the intersections. Fourth Avenue will be skipped over during this project as it will be completely reconstructed in the coming years.
City staff held a preconstruction meeting with the contractor for this project and the anticipated start date is mid-May. This could slide if the weather at the time is not conducive to construction starting. City staff and the contractor will be holding progress meetings every other week and follow up information will be posted to the City’s website. First and Fourth Avenues will remain open to traffic throughout the project and Fourth Avenue will serve as the main access to the hospital.
Project contacts are Jan Anderson, Water Resources Director of Grinnell, (641-236-2600 or 641-990-0354) or Greg Roth of Veenstra & Kimm Inc. (515-225-8000 or 515-669-0720).