Mt Vernon Road Project Update: East Post to Hwy 13

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May 12, 2017 7:09 AM

Mount Vernon Road Project Update:

The project was let on April 18, 2017 and the contract has been awarded to L.L. Pelling of North Liberty, IA for a cost of $4,423,753.78. The project is expected to last 8-12 weeks. The road will remain open at all times, but traffic will be controlled with flaggers and a pilot car so delays should be expected.

The contractor has provided a tentative start date of May 22, 2017. Linn County has a meeting with the contractor next week to discuss project details. I will have much more information to pass next week after that meeting.

Please contact me with any questions. Thanks for your cooperation.

Garret Reddish (

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Latest Update:

July 17, 2017 2:59 PM

Mount Vernon Road is now open to all traffic. Thank you for your cooperation during this unexpected closure.

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July 17, 2017 12:53 PM

Mount Vernon Road SE is currently closed between Dows Road and Squaw Creek Road due to a hit gas line. This short stretch of Mount Vernon Road will remain closed while repairs are being made. The road will reopen as soon as conditions are safe.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (

July 11, 2017 2:58 PM

The contractor is currently excavating in preparation for new curb and gutter. They will be removing mailboxes that are in the way and laying them on private property.

I recommend property owners temporarily support their mailbox so their mail can still be delivered. A common method for temporary support is a 5 gallon bucket with sand. Owners will be notified when their mailboxes can be reinstalled.

Also, the contractor plans to start placing new curb and gutter next week (17th-21st), weather permitting. Property owners will not have vehicle access across new curb and gutter for approximately 48 hours while the concrete matures.

Please contact me with any questions. Thanks for your cooperation.

Garret Reddish (