Mount Vernon Road Paving

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November 13, 2019 12:42 PM

Mount Vernon Road Project Update

Asphalt paving on Mount Vernon Road from O'Connor Road east to 3rd Ave NW in the City of Mount Vernon. The project is scheduled for completion in 2020.

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Latest Update:

July 30, 2020 10:53 AM

The Mount Vernon Road paving project is nearly complete. The contractor was not able to finish the pavement markings this week, but they will back on Tuesday (4th) to finish. That will be the remainder of the work.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

Prior Updates

July 20, 2020 9:44 AM

The rock shoulders are expected to be completed today. The last remaining item is the pavement markings. They are scheduled to be painted the week of July 27th-31st. We need to let the new asphalt cure at least 14 days before applying the paint in order for the paint to properly bond too the road.

Thank you for your cooperation throughout this project. Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

July 10, 2020 10:17 AM

The road closure at the railroad overpass in Mount Vernon was opened up earlier this week. There is no longer the detour in city limits. The contractor is paving again today so traffic is still being control by flaggers and a pilot car. The project is expected to be completed the week of July 27th - 31st, weather permitting.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

June 29, 2020 1:22 PM

The contractor is now placing the first lift of the rock shoulders in the rural section. This work should be completed today. They still need to place the final layer of asphalt and a final layer of rock shoulders before the rural section is complete. They will move into the city limits once the underpass removal near the railroad tracks is complete.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty)

June 19, 2020 9:13 AM

The contractor is not paving today due to the rain. They finished the paved shoulders yesterday and will start paving the final two lifts next week. They have another 3" of asphalt to place and it will be done in two lifts. Once paving is complete in the rural section they will move into city limits to start paving there.

Also, the City of Mount Vernon has a seperate project in progress right now to removal an old wagon pass immediately west of the railroad tracks. That contractor plans to cut into the road next week. This will temporarily close Mount vernon Road for approximately 1-2 weeks.

All road construction is expected to be completed by late July.

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you for you cooperation.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

June 11, 2020 3:02 PM

The contractor has started placing the first lift of asphalt between O'Connor Road and Mount Vernon. They expect to finish the first layer by tomorrow. They still have shoulder widening and two more layers to placed before the road is complete.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

June 2, 2020 9:08 AM

The contractor continues to replace curb and sidewalks in Mount Vernon. They also started working outside of town in rural Linn County. They are currently removing the top surface of the old road in preparation for paving. Traffic is being controlled by flaggers and a pilot car.

Please contact our office with any questions (319-892-6400).

May 28, 2020 6:49 AM

Sidewalk repairs are currently underway in Mount Vernon. This work is expected to be completed by next week. Once complete, the contractor will start paving in rural Linn County between Mount Vernon and O'Connor Road.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

May 22, 2020 8:55 AM

The contractor plans to start on Tuesday May 26th. They will begin in the City of Mount Vernon with curb and sidewalk repairs. June 1st-5th they will start paving in rural Linn County between the city of Mount Vernon and O'Connor Road. The road will remain open and traffic will be controled with flaggers and a pilot car. The City of Mount Vernon has another project on 1st Strret scheduled to start on June 1st. They will be removing an abanonded underpass immediately NW of the railroad bridge. During the removal 1st Street/Mount Vernon Road will be closed. There will be a posted detour in town. This closure is only expected to last 2 weeks.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

May 11, 2020 9:43 AM

The contractor plans to start the week of May 25th. First, they will start with sidewalk crossing upgrades in Mount Vernon. In early June they will start paving in rural Linn County between the city of Mount Vernon and O'Connor Road. In mid-June they will start paving within the city limits. Traffic will remain open under the control of flaggers and a pilot car.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

April 30, 2020 8:47 AM

The contractor has set a tentative start of mid-May. First, they will start with sidewalk crossing upgrades in town. In early June they plan to start paving within the Mount Vernon city limits. In mid-June they plan to start paving the rural county section between Mount Vernon and O'Connor Road. The city of Mount Vernon also has some road construction planned in May and June that may affect this paving schedule. I will keep you updated with any changes.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

April 24, 2020 10:01 AM

This is not new information, but repeated information for those who have recently subscribed to receive project updates.

The project was let on March 17, 2020 and the project was awarded to L.L. Pelling of North Liberty, Iowa for a cost of $2,001,378.96. As per the contract, the late start date for the project is August 17, 2020. This means the contractor must begin on or before that date. The contractor will be allowed 45 working days to complete the project. Once started, the project will take approximately 7-9 weeks for completion. An exact start date has not been determined yet. Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

March 17, 2020 1:03 PM

The project was let on March 17, 2020 and the project was awarded to L.L. Pelling of North Liberty, Iowa for a cost of $2,001,378.96. As per the contract, the late start date for the project is August 17, 2020. This means the contractor must begin on or before that date. The contractor will be allowed 45 working days to complete the project. Once started, the project will take approximately 7-9 weeks for completion. An exact start date has not been determined yet.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

January 29, 2020 9:52 AM

TheMount Vernon Road paving project is scheduled for a March 17th letting. Project information such as start date, duration, contractor, and cost should be avaiable in late March or early April.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)