City staff provided an update on the Washington Streetscape Project on, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 at Bo-James in Downtown Iowa City.

Last week, crews installed a new traffic signal at the intersection of Washington and Clinton streets. Conduit was installed for electric and telecommunications, irrigation for planters was completed, and sidewalk paving along with planter installation continues within the 100 block of Washington Street. Additionally, paving of the west half of the Washington and Dubuque Street Intersection was completed.

Late next week, the 100 block of Washington Street will open to one-way westbound traffic as crews begin work on the 200 block of Washington Street. During the 200 block construction, the process will be similar to the site work during the 100 block phase of construction, with fencing being installed, followed by utility upgrades, vault repairs, street and sidewalk replacement and site amenities. It is anticipated that this part of the project will be completed by the end of October. 

People can continue to access their favorite businesses on Washington Street throughout construction. All businesses are open.

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Date of publication

Friday, September 02, 2016