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North 17th Street Bridge Replacement Project

                                                                  NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public open house will be held to consider project effects to the historic Depression-era North 17th Street Bridge and entryway to the City of Oskaloosa’s Wastewater Treatment Plant. The City is considering replacing the existing structurally deficient bridge with a new bridge meeting current design and safety standards and Iowa Department of Natural Resources floodplain requirements.

 Said special public open house will be held at 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in Room A/B of the Oskaloosa Public Library at the 301 South Market Street in Oskaloosa, Iowa, at which time and place all interested persons are invited to attend and be heard. Written consent concerning all items covered by this notice shall be accepted up to the date and time of the open house.
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Project Name:

           North 17th Street Bridge Replacement Project


Project Location:
North 17th Street from Carbonado Road to the Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant


Project Description:
  • The scope of this project includes the construction of a new bridge over a branch of Spring Creek and the re-alignment and replacement of the roadway approaches to that bridge.  
  • The Mahaska Community Recreation Trail may be incorporated into the new bridge as a shared use path.

Project Benefits:
The existing bridge on North 17th Street was built in 1936 and is in need of replacement.  When it was inspected in 2015, it was given an estimated remaining life of 2 years, which means that failure of the bridge is imminent.  In addition, the existing bridge height is not adequate for flood events and may not withstand significant rainfall events.  Currently, this bridge provides access to the Northeast Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter.  This project will allow for the construction of a new bridge meeting the current flood height requirements.  In addition, the Mahaska Community Recreation Trail may be incorporated into the new bridge as a shared use path.
                 
Project Status
The design for this project was awarded to Calhoun-Burns & Associates Inc.  It is anticipated that the design will be completed during the summer of 2017 with a construction start date in the spring of 2018.  This project will be funded by an 80/20 matching fund grant from the Iowa DOT.  The total working days for this project has not yet been determined.  

Estimated Project Cost:
                      
                                     
City Portion (20%):                     $   232,000
Iowa DOT Grant Portion (80%): $   928,000
Total Cost:                                  $1,160,000

Design Phase Start Date
01/01/2017
Design Phase End Date
 
05/31/2018

Project Completion
It is anticipated that this project will be completed by the end of October 2019. 

If you have any questions about this project, please contact the Public Works Department at (641) 673-7472.


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