Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

February 27, 2014

Next Streetscape phase begins Monday

Steve Woodhouse
Journal-Express

Knoxville — The next phase of the Downtown Streetscape Project, Robinson Street between Second and Third, will begin Monday. 

At a meeting today, City officials reminded attendees that updated information will be available on the City's website, http://www.knoxvilleia.gov. The City is planning to allow through traffic on Second Street through the project. There will not be two intersections closed at the same time. 

The plan to start at Third and Robinson. This is where removal of concrete will begin. It will take approximately one month to do the necessary underground work. Robinson will be reduced to one lane during construction. 

In addition to this phase, the City has items to address regarding the previous phase, on Second Street. Sidewalks remain an issue, but the street is not expected to be closed, while this is addressed. 

There are also concerns with street lighting. Some awnings conflict with the secondary lights on the new poles. The stop sign posts in place are temporary. 

The storm water intake grates will also be replaced. The correct ones were unavailable last year. 

Contractors can work through the winter, though the work may be slower than in the Spring. Questions regarding the project should be addressed to Harold Stewart, Dylan Feik or Richard Breese. 

The Journal-Express will continue to monitor the project's progress as well. Look here and in our print products for updates.