Brick Street Project Updates

  • May 12th, 2011
  • Residents and Downtown Businesses,

    Now that the Street Project is practically complete (although not finalized by City Council) I thought it appropriate to take this time to thank everyone for their ongoing patience and support during the time of construction and provide a final update on closure to the many final items remaining.

    The final punch list is being addressed by the contractor and City staff has inspected the project area several times in the past two weeks. We have contacted many of you regarding final issues with your building or areas effecting your business and customers. Those issues are being addressed if they have not already been completed. The contractor is hopeful that the final items will be completed in the next few days.

    If you have final detail items to bring to our attention and you believe we are not already aware of them, give me a call and we will come out to note the issue. Once the punch list is complete there will be some items that will be added to the “long term” maintenance list. As this project has a four year maintenance bond with the contractor, there may be items that we will wait to see how they behave over a longer period before the final decision to remove and replace the area. For example, a sidewalk crack may not be severe enough to replace now, but as we watch it over the next few years we would still have the ability to make the repairs if the damage becomes more severe.

    On a final note, now that the permanent traffic control signs and parking designations are installed, the Adel Police Department is working with the business community to “re-implement” parking and traffic control. There are no notable changes to traffic or parking regulations so it will be an adjustment for all of us to “get back to normal”. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.

    Again, thank you for your support and cooperation during this project. It has been a pleasure to serve the community and I believe the Downtown Street Project will help make Adel a better place. I especially want to thank all of you that provided input during the planning stages in the years leading up to construction and to those that continued to provide input to staff and council during the construction phases. Your passion for Adel is evident and appreciated.


  • April 7th, 2011
  • All,

    It is time to finally paint our parking stripes in the downtown area.

    Please be aware of the following general schedule for the paint crews.

    Starting Friday morning (April 8th) crews will begin the process to paint all traffic markings. It is anticipated that they will start on Main Street but this may be dependent on the number of vehicles in the area.

    Once the process begins crews have been instructed to close no more than two parking sections (city blocks) at a time. Parking area being defined as a city block parking section – one entire side of the street. Once that area is complete and dry another area will be closed and so on.

    Painting should take about 3 days to complete. The process will include grinding a portion of the concrete away and filling the ground section with durable epoxy paint.

    After the painting is complete we will then move to permanent signage installation – perhaps by the end of next week (April 15th).

    On another note, clean up of the Courthouse lawn will be complete by Monday, April 11th. Sod work will begin after the recommended planting date of April 15th.

    As always, thank you for your patience.


    Chad A. Bird
    City Administrator
    City of Adel

  • April 4th, 2011
  • All,

    As our crews continue to work diligently on punch list items many details are being addressed.

    The major work task this week will be to address the ‘trench” settling along the north side of Main Street in the 900 block. Work on this area should commence this week with removal of the brick, compaction and concrete work and then replacing the brick. It is anticipated this work will take the majority of the week.

    Parking on the north side of Main will be prohibited during the work on this punch list item.

    Other items in the works or recently completed include:

    All major lighting and electrical work is complete, there is still some minor hand work to complete.

    Landscaping plans are under way but must wait for the critical planting date of April 15 to actual begin. Once begun, that work should be completed in short order.

    The new street banners are up, new banners with a new look.

    All areas of the street and parking remain open. Only spot parking or driving restrictions will be enforced as work progresses.

    Street signs and parking zone painting is planned but is also weather dependant. This work should commence around the April 15th date also.

    As always, thank you for your patience.


    Chad A. Bird
    City Administrator
    City of Adel

  • March 19th, 2011
  • Residents,

    Well, the final brick have been installed and the handicap let downs are complete. The intersection at South 9th and Prairie is permanently open. 9th Street will be open on Monday morning.

    City staff and elected officials held a walk through of the project site to create a punch list of repairs and work on that punch list will begin Monday morning. You should notice several different crews working on various aspects and final details in the next week.

    Some of the punch list items that should be under way next week:

    • Remove and replace any “bad” brick and inlay areas
    • Final electrical work – lights
    • Minor concrete removal and replace
    • Landscaping and fill back of curb
    • Drinking fountain installation

    Work that is weather dependent and may not start until mid April:

    • Final and permanent landscaping including flowers and plants
    • Painting and striping of parking areas
    • Final sign placement

    If you have any questions on items specific to your building or area, please call or email me and we will try to get it addressed in the next couple of weeks.

    Our contractor has indicated he would like to be completely done with this project by the end of April – I believe that to be an easily attainable target.

    We are on the home stretch.

    Thank you for your ongoing patience.


    Chad A. Bird
    City Administrator
    City of Adel

  • March 14th, 2011
  • Crews have started laying bricks today along 9th St.

    Once 9th is finished, crews will be begin on the final checklist to wrap up the brick street project.

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The following companies were contracted to provide services during the Brick Street Renovation Project

McClure Engineering Engineers Manatts General Contractor and Concrete Paving Elder Corporation Earthwork, Pipe Hardscape Solutions Brick Installation Absolute Concrete Concrete American Fence Railing Breton Enterprises Electrical Quality Striping Inc., DBA DPLM Pavement Marking Quality Traffic Control Inc. Traffic Control Lenhart Plumbing Water Fountain Rothamel Turf Farms, Inc. Landscaping Soil-Tek Silt Fence Swanson Masonry Masonry