Improvements to Ranshaw Way (Highway 965) between Penn and Zeller streets. Improvements include widening the road to five lanes, adding trail and sidewalk, storm sewer and other utility improvements, and landscaping. (In a separate project, the City of Coralville will also be making improvements to Coral Ridge Avenue between Forevergreen Road and Oakdale Boulevard, to which the City of North Liberty is contributing. This will include adding a right-turn lane for eastbound Forevergreen Road traffic at the intersection with the road.)
Timing: The project is begin awarded in April. Final completion is expected by the end of November, with incentives for early completion.
Cost: This project was awarded to Streb Construction Co., Inc on March 13, 2018, with a bid of $4,520,000. About $2 million of project costs will come from federal government sources.
Traffic impact: There will be some occasion lane closures. Through traffic will be maintained at all times on Ranshaw Way, but during intersection improvements, side-street traffic will be detoured.
Replacing upgrading the entire road and sidewalk from Cherry to Zeller streets, including storm sewers, water mains, sanitary sewers and other utilities. This is the first project paid for with the State of Iowa’s 2015 gas tax increase, which the council plans to use to pay cash for investment in older roads.
Timing: Work is expected to expected to begin in March 2018. Final completion is expected by the end of November.
Cost: This project was awarded to Dave Schmitt Construction on Feb. 27, 2918, with a bid of $1,068,481. This is being paid for with cash-on-hand from road-use tax funding from the state’s 2015 gas tax increase.
Traffic impact: The roadway and sidewalks will be closed during construction, with temporary access drives for residents on the street.
The completion of trail connections along Penn Street, Alexander Way and Scales Bend Road to tie together the existing trail network.
Timing: The project is expected to begin in early spring of 2018, with final completion expected by the end of summer 2018.
Cost: This project was awarded to All American Concrete on Feb. 9, 2018, with a bid of $305,500.
Traffic impact: There will be occasional lane closures to allow for safe construction during parts of the project.
Paving of the road between Forevergreen Road and St. Andrews Drive, with sidewalk and utility improvements, and the addition of a roundabout at St. Andrews and Kansas.
Timing: The project is expected to begin May. Final completion is expected by the end of November with incentives for early completion.
Cost: This project was awarded to Streb Construction with a bid of $3,880,718.85, with approximately $3 million coming from the State of Iowa through a RISE grant.
Traffic impact: Kansas Avenue will be closed from St. Andrews Drive to Forevergreen Road during this project. The intersection of St. Andrews and Kansas will remain open.
A series of projects to upgrade and expand of our municipal drinking water system. North Liberty’s population now uses nearly 1.5 million gallons of drinking water every day. This project includes building a new water treatment plant, ground storage and additional wells.
The new plant is expected to be online in May 2018.