Acre Street project underway

By Shelia Tomkins

Guttenberg's major street improvement project for 2014 is scheduled to begin Monday, May 12, when  contractors began work on the Acre Street renovation project.

Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete of Cascade was the low bidder at $1.1 million to renovate  a 1.5 mile stretch of the street. 

According to City Manager Mary Willett, the contractor will open and work on 300-400 ft. at a time. "The street will be open to through traffic at the end of every construction day," she said.

"Generally work will begin at 7:00 a.m. in the morning," said Willett. "Delays are possible but no more than a ten-minute wait is ever expected."

Local project manager for Eastern Iowa Excavating will be Don Schaefer. Project manager for IIW Engineers is Stuart Summer.

The contract allows for 180 days from beginning to completion. 

Tuesday public meetings

Weekly public meetings are planned in order to keep residents informed and to respond to concerns.  "Every Tuesday morning at 10:00 a.m. anyone with questions or comments on the Acre Street project can come and meet with the project management and city personnel in the council chambers," said the city manager. 

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