Brick Street Project Updates

  • 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

    Chad A. Bird
    City Administrator
    City of Adel
    515-993-4525

  • 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

    Chad A. Bird
    City Administrator
    City of Adel
    515-993-4525


  • 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

    Chad A. Bird
    City Administrator
    City of Adel
    515-993-4525


  • 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.

  • Brick Street Update – 9th St. To Be Finished

  • Residents and Business owners,

    Work on the intersection and south block of 9th Street is beginning this weekend with removal of temporary asphalt and cleanup. Barricades will be set up to close the street so crews have access to the brick inlay areas.

    Please be advised access to Prairie and South 9th intersection and one block south of Main on 9th will be closed until the brick are installed.

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Chad

    Chad A. Bird
    City Administrator
    City of Adel
    515-993-4525


Project Photo Gallery

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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