Spring has arrived in Polk City and with the nicer weather comes new and repair construction of City roadways. Construction projects are often scheduled over wide ranges of time to allow for the numerous variables that can affect each project. Many construction projects are dependent on multiple circumstances including crew and material availability, jobsite workability, and weather.
Known notable projects planned for 2017’s construction season include:
2016 Street Crack Repair
Work is beginning on Polk City’s 2016 Street Repairs (street repair lists are always labelled with the year they were approved within the City’s budget). The City’s contractor, TK Contracting has begun crack sealing operations this week on Parker Boulevard. After work on Parker Boulevard has been completed they will move on to Madison Street and 6th Street. No street closures are anticipated but there will be spot lane closures in work zones. Weather will play a role in these repairs since proper patching can only be performed on dry pavement. Concrete patching will commence on Forest, Phillips, Lincoln Streets as well as Hillcrest Drive once work is completed on Madison and 6th Streets. From there work will commence on the remaining repair areas including; Westside Drive, Juliana Court, Wolf Creek Drive, and South 3rd Street. Along with crack sealing, saw cutting operations may occur at designated repair sites.
Davis Street Reconstruction
Preliminary design is underway for the Davis Street Reconstruction Project, scheduled for construction in the Spring and Summer of 2018. Preliminary work on utilities in the area will begin within the 2017 construction season. The project will include full pavement reconstruction with curb, gutter and sidewalks on both sides from Tyler Street to 3rd Street. The project will also include storm sewers, replacement of the water main and fire hydrants, as well as the installation of sump drain collectors and sump service stubs. The project also proposes to include the installation of cluster mail box units for the corridor. Snyder & Associates is seeking input from the corridor residents on locations of sump services, drainage issues, and other resident comment. A second Public Information Meeting is planned for mid-May.
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