The City of Fayette will be reconstructing West Water Street from South Main Street to approximately the Pumper convenience store during the 2021 construction season.

This page is to help communicate on updates and information in reference to the W. Water Street improvements project. Most recent updates will be at the top of the page. If you have any questions, you may contact Fehr Graham Engineering & Environmental at 563-422-5131 or Fayette City Hall at 563-425-4316.

4/7/2021

There may be some crews working the rest of this week (4/8 & 4/9) on W. Water Street, but the road should remain open during this time. The tentative start date for the next phase of the project is Monday, April 26th. Expect a portion of W. Water Street to be closed around that date. It’s a good time to start educating your family and friends to find an alternate route through town.

-Kris McGrane, Fayette City Administrator/Clerk

4/6/2021

Construction will start this Thursday (4/8/21) on the Water Street project, this should be 1 or 2 days at most.  Initial work will be exploratory excavation to locate service lines for the 6 homes currently on shared lines.  This may require the contractor to enter the basement of those homes for locating purposes.  Work will then stop until April 26th, at which time sanitary sewer main installation will start.  Please contact me with any questions.  Thank you.

JON BIEDERMAN, PE, LSI  Senior Project Manager

Fehr Graham  I  Engineering & Environmental

128 South Vine Street, West Union, Iowa 52175, 563.422.5131, fehr-graham.com

3/17/2021

Repair on a manhole on W. Water Street (near the King Street intersection) is tentatively scheduled to be repaired sometime during the week of 3/22/21 or 3/29/21. Traffic should not be affected too much, however, drivers should be extra cautious and prepared to drive around work crews.

-Kris McGrane, Fayette City Administrator/Clerk

3/3/2021

Here is a brief update on the Water Street reconstruction project:

  • Bids were received last Friday and reviewed by City Council this Monday.
  • We received excellent bid pricing, with the low bidder being Heartland Asphalt from Mason City.  The project was awarded to Heartland Asphalt.
  • Heartland Asphalt will have subcontractors for the utility construction, grading, and curb and gutter repair portions of the project.
  • For those that will have their sanitary sewer service connected to the new main, bid pricing for the sanitary sewer service line was favorable, meaning a lower price for the homeowner.
  • Discussion with the contractor puts this project towards the first of the upcoming construction season.  Weather conditions will dictate when the actual start date will be. I will keep everyone updated as we know more on schedule.
  • The city will be contacting 3 property owners (Reicks, Nefzger, and Klimesh) regarding signing easements to construct sidewalk upgrades.

Please let me know any questions.  Thank you.

JON BIEDERMAN, PE, LSI  Senior Project Manager

Fehr Graham  I  Engineering & Environmental

128 South Vine Street, West Union, Iowa 52175, 563.422.5131, fehr-graham.com

 

West Water Street Improvement Project

Project Scope:

  • To reconstruct W. Water Street from the east edge of The Pumper convenience store to S. Main Street
  • To install a new sanitary sewer main to serve six residents on W. Water Street who are currently on private shared sanitary sewer lines (The six homes between Volga Street and Vine Street are currently on a shared private sewer line. New private service lines will be installed to abandon the shared private sewer line for these six homes. The six homes that will get new private service lines will receive a bill from Fayette City Hall because per the Fayette city code, this is the homeowner’s responsibility to cover the costs. The estimated cost for each of the six homeowners is somewhere between $1,000 and $2,000.)
  • To install a new larger water main to replace an existing smaller water main (Residents will experience a water service disruption while connecting the private lines to the new water main but the disruption should not be for a long time period)
  • To install updates to the storm sewer intake and upgrade the storm sewer main in the park to allow for future expansion (hopefully to reduce future residential area flooding)
  • To repair and replace some of the curbs.
  • To place new crushed stone base for the street, subdrain tile included
  • To add new thick asphalt on the street
  • To install sidewalk pedestrian ramps to meet the current ADA code

Additional Homeowner Information:

  • Sidewalks will be open but will be temporary closed for surfacing at times
  • The homeowners along W. Water Street will need to use the following side streets for parking because access to driveways will be unavailable: Vine Street, Volga Street, Mechanic Street and King Street
  • Homeowners will need to pick up their mail at the Fayette Post Office as there will be no access to mailboxes along the road
  • The contractors will be responsible for moving your garbage to an area where your garbage providers can pick it up
  • Deliverers for packages will have sidewalk access, otherwise they will need to use side streets

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563.425.4316

info@fayetteiowa.com

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