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. West Water Street will be closed during the project from approximately May through August 2021.

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.

 

6/6/2021

For the week of June 7th the contractor plans on making the individual service connections to the new sanitary sewer main for the six homes that have been on a private shared line.  Following that work, construction of new storm sewer within the park area, or water main connections within the street may take place.  I will provide an update as the schedule is defined closer.

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

 

5/5/2021

Work continues with sanitary sewer main construction.  Today the contractor is removing the asphalt surfacing in the portion of the project that will be having new sanitary sewer.  I expect sanitary sewer work will continue for at least another week.

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

 

W. Water Street from Vine Street to King Street is now closed. Eventually, W. Water Street from the Pumper to S. Main Street will be closed.

-Kris McGrane, Fayette City Administrator/Clerk

 

4/28/2021

The contractor, Donlon Brothers, is planning on starting with the sanitary sewer main construction tomorrow, Thursday (April 29). The first block to be closed will be from Mechanic Street to Volga Street.  I expect that will be the extent of closure before the weekend.

As a reminder, mail that can not be delivered by regular postal delivery due to street closure will be held at the post office.  In visiting with the postmaster, the options are to just hold mail and pick up during normal post office hours, or a PO box can be acquired for a small fee for access at other times.  You will need to coordinate that with the post office.

In case it has not been mentioned previously, garbage pickup during street closure will be by the contractor. They will pick up your container at your house on garbage day, empty to a centralized location, and return the container to your home.

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

 

4/22/2021

Construction of sanitary sewer main is scheduled to start on Monday, April 26th.  The contractor, Donlon Brothers, may start to mobilize some equipment tomorrow (4/23) or over the weekend.  The section of Water Street from Mechanic Street to Volga Street will be closed starting Monday (4/26).  This will extend to Vine Street as sanitary sewer construction progresses.

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

 

4/9/2021

Letters to all the downtown businesses were sent out about the project. They were notified about the possibility of more vehicles parking along S. Main Street and to notify any customers and delivery companies about the project.

 

4/8/2021

Letters to all the residents and property owners along W. Water Street that would be impacted from the project were mailed out reminding them about the project and how to keep updated with the progress of the project.

 

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

 

1/19/2021

Letters to all the residents and property owners along W. Water Street that would be impacted from the project were mailed out to notify them about the project, inviting them to an informational meeting and providing contact information with questions.

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

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