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East 5th Street Reconstruction Project - 2022

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June 24, 2022

Work completed during the week of June 20, 2022 included installation of water main on the

north side of East 5 th Street from Wood Lily Road to Windsor Drive. Private utility companies

were busy relocating utilities in this area as well.

Two- Week plan:

The Contractor will be testing the newly installed water main Monday to Wednesday, the week

of June 27, 2022. If samples are good, the Contractor will be connecting the new water main

on Thursday June 30, 2022. Expect some interruption of water service on June 30, 2022.

The Contractor will begin cleaning up the areas where the new road has been paved and will

begin installing the sidewalk. Final grading and seeding will follow those activities.

Traffic Control:

5 th Street will remain closed to all traffic between Kingston Drive and Raymond

Drive

No parking signs are installed on Bergamot Lane as traffic in Fox Ridge is detoured onto

Bergamot Lane. Wood Lily Road will be closed at 5 th Street and traffic will be detoured onto

Bergamot Lane. All traffic east of Raymond Drive and any residents north of 5 th Street will need

to use the detour route. This detour will be in effect until roadway paving has been completed.


June 17, 2022

East 5th Street was closed from Raymond Drive to Kingston Drive. The closure required closing the intersections on 5th street including Kingston Drive, Windsor Drive, David Drive and Wood

Lily Road.

Work completed during the week of June 16, 2022, included removing topsoil, pot holing utilities and the installation of water main.

Two- Week plan:

Eastern Iowa will install storm sewer along East 5th Street over the next couple of weeks. They will remove the existing roadway pavement and will construct subgrade for future paving. Once subgrade has been prepared, crews will construct the new roadway pavement. Eastern Iowa Excavating anticipates this work carrying into July. They will also work to backfill and grade the areas disturbed on the first phase and install sidewalks and trails.

Traffic Control:

5th Street will be completely closed to all traffic between Kingston Drive and Raymond Dr. No parking signs will be installed on Bergamot Lane as traffic in Fox Ridge is detoured onto Bergamot Lane. Wood Lily Road will be closed at 5th Street and traffic will be detoured onto Bergamot Lane. All traffic east of Raymond Drive and any residents North of 5th Street will need to use the detour route.


June 12, 2022

NOTICE: TRAFFIC CONTROL CHANGES ON 6/13/22

Solon 5th Street Reconstruction update:

Work completed during the week of June 6, 2022 included construction of storm sewer intake

tops, sealing joints on the new concrete pavement, construction of the asphalt transition

pavement at the east end of the project, and coordination with utilities for installing storm

sewer west of Wood Lily Road.

Starting June 13th, the Contractor will close East 5th Street from Raymond Drive to Kingston

Drive. The closure requires closing the intersections on 5th street including Kingston Drive,

Windsor Drive, David Drive and Wood Lily Road. Residents in Fox Ridge will be detoured onto

Bergamot Ln, across 5th Street and will continue along the existing detour using Raymond Dr.,

Plum St. and Main St. for the remainder of construction actives. Residents in Prairie Acres

development will have access from the north to Plum Street and should follow the detour

signage.

Two- Week plan:

Eastern Iowa will install storm sewer along East 5th Street over the next couple of weeks. They

will remove the existing roadway pavement and will construct subgrade for future paving.

Once subgrade has been prepared, crews will construct the new roadway pavement. Eastern

Iowa anticipates this work carrying into July. They will also work to backfill and grade the areas

disturbed on the first phase and install sidewalks and trails.

Traffic Control:

5th Street will be completely closed to all traffic between Kingston Drive and

Raymond Dr starting June 13th, 2022

No parking signs will be installed on Bergamot Lane as traffic in Fox Ridge is detoured onto

Bergamot Lane. Wood Lily Road will be closed at 5th Street and traffic will be detoured onto

Bergamot Lane. All traffic east of Raymond Drive and any residents North of 5th Street will need

to use the detour route.


June 3, 2022

East bound traffic will travel on the new concrete slab and west bound traffic will continue to use the temporary road. Traffic will continue to be diverted along the detour route of Raymond Drive, Plum Street and Main Street for the remainder of construction activities. 

 The Contractor paved the west bound lane June 3, 2022, from City limits to west of Raymond Drive. Storm sewer has been installed to Wood Lily Road and will continue west along 5th Street once the new pavement is open to traffic and Fox Ridge traffic can be routed on Bergamot Lane to Raymond Drive.

 Other Agencies: 

Alliant gas continues to install new gas main and services along 5th Street.

 Windstream had an unknown service line severed that caused some disruption to service. 

 Two- Week Plan:

The Contractor will be installing storm sewer along 5th Street, sealing the open joints of the new pavement, along with completing storm intake tops and placing the asphalt transitions from City limits to county road.

Traffic Control:

 5th Street will be completely closed East of Solon Nursing Care Center and west of Raymond Drive beginning June 13, 2022. Please note the revised detour route and parking restrictions once Wood Lily is closed from 5th Street. 

 All access to Wood Lilly Road, Bergamot Lane, and all points east of Raymond Drive will be from the detour route. 


5/27/2022

The temporary road will remain in effect and traffic will be diverted along the detour route of Raymond, Plum and Main St. for the remainder of construction actives. 

Eastern Iowa has removed several portions of roadway on E 5th Street and its side streets and began installation of Phase 2 pavement. Storm and water main installation is being prepared along E 5th Street between Windsor Dr. and David Dr. 

Eastern Iowa will be preparing to pave phase 3 June 3rd, 2022. 

Two- Week plan:

Eastern Iowa should finish paving phase 3 and prepare to move on to phase 4 paving later the following week.


5/20/2022

The temporary road is in effect and traffic will be diverted along the detour route of Raymond, Plum and Main St. for the remainder of construction actives. 

Eastern Iowa Excavating has removed the east bound lane (Phase 2) of 5th street from wood Lilly Rd east to the City limits. Paving of Phase 2 is schedule to begin approximately on the 25th. 

Other agencies: 

  • MidAmerican Gas is planning on finishing boring of the new gas main from Highway 1 to David Dr. early next week.
  • Mediacom has installed a new temporary line at Bergamot Lane to address the outage issues. 

Two- Week plan:

Eastern Iowa is scheduled to start paving phase 2 and continue installing storm sewer along (Phase 4) of the project. Once phase 2 is paved; removal of pavement for the west bound lane (Phase 3) will begin. 

Warning: 

  1. Speed limit on the temporary road will be posted at 15MHP. 
  2. No parking signs will be installed along Plum St. and Raymond St for the remainder of the project.
  3. No parking signs will be installed along Wood Lily Rd for phases 2 and 3 of the project.



5/13/2022

Eastern Iowa finished installing storm sewer under the temporary road and started construction on the temporary road for phase 2 & 3.  The temporary road is scheduled to be completed May 17th and traffic will be directed on the road approximately on May 18-20th. Traffic will be diverted along the detour route of Raymond, Plum and Main St. for the remainder of construction actives. 

Other agencies: 

Alliant gas will be on site starting May 16th boring in new gas main from Highway 1 to David Dr. Be aware of interruptions of service.

Two- Week plan:

Eastern Iowa is scheduled to start removing the pavement on phase 2 once the traffic has been placed on the temporary road. Continue installing storm sewer along 5th street in phase 2. 

Warning: 

1.    Speed limit on the temporary road will be posted at 15MHP. 

2.    No parking signs will be installed along Plum St. and Raymond St for the remainder of the project.

5/12/2022

Detour Route will begin tomorrow (Friday). Those that want to exit and enter Bergamot will have to use Wood Lily Road. Those that wish to head in or out of Solon on 180th Street will have to use temporary road off of Raymond Drive. Please drive slowly and be alert.


5/6/2022

Eastern Iowa Excavation and Concrete continued laying storm pipe and structures east of Raymond Dr. Their crews also prepared/protected underground utilities and structures for temporary roadway placement. Due to rain, the crews are slightly behind construction schedule but anticipate recovering lost time as paving activities begin in the coming week(s). Next Monday, Eastern Iowa will begin placing temporary roadway and completing storm pipe crossings east of Raymond Dr. Eastern Iowa plans to continue using the one-way yield traffic control for the beginning of next week but hopes to have detour routes established by the end of next week depending on weather conditions. Residents should be prepared for detours sometime later into next week (May 11th – May 13th) but may not see detours in-place until the following week (May 16th). 


4/29/2022 UPDATE

Eastern Iowa Excavation and Concrete laid approximately 300 feet of storm sewer, set another storm manhole, and continued underground preparations for temporary road installation. Work was slowed due to rain. Several Utility Companies were also on-site relocating utilities from David Dr. to Bergamot Ln. Work on a separate jobsite damaged Mediacom’s Fiber Optic line which disrupted service for a couple of days, this disruption was not due to the 5th Street Reconstruction project. Next week, Eastern Iowa will continue storm sewer improvements on the north side of 5th street between Raymond Dr. and Bergamot Ln and hope to have the temporary roadway placed by the end of next week. No detour will be implemented through next week, but residents should continue to anticipate delays while commuting. Detours are expected to begin the week of May 9th. As construction nears residential areas, residents should be prepared for a louder environment. 


4/22/2022 UPDATE

This week Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete laid approximately 250 feet of 42” storm sewer and began preparatory work for temporary road installation.  Several utility companies were also on site relocating and setting new utility structures between David Dr. and Bergamot Ln. Looking ahead into next week, Eastern Iowa will continue to construct phase 1 storm improvements. 5th Street will be open to traffic through next week and no detour will be in place. However, heavy construction traffic is anticipated so residents’ should expect some delays in their commutes during working hours. 


4/15/2022 Update

This week, Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete completed staging, site preparation, and construction of SW-401_1 (Storm water manhole) near Saddleback Golf Course. Meanwhile, several utilities were relocated between Wood Lily Rd. and Bergamot Ln. Next week, utilities will continue to relocate along 5th Street. Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete will be setting the storm outlet and moving west with storm improvements near Saddleback Golf Course. No detours will occur next week, but construction traffic will be heavy due to development of the new subdivision east of Raymond Dr., residents should anticipate some delay in their commute but will not need to detour. Detours routes are expected to begin in 2-3 weeks.
 


Reconstruction of East 5th Street, from Market Street to the Saddleback Golf Course will begin April 11th, 2022. Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete, LLC of Cascade Iowa was awarded the contract for this project. The design engineer is Veenstra and Kimm Engineering, Inc. of Coralville Iowa. This $1.9 million dollar project is the largest street project to date for the City of Solon.

This project will be performed in 3 phases to accommodate all vehicle traffic, and a marked detour route will be in place. (see map) Project includes; Construct East 5th Street Reconstruction project including the full reconstruction of approximately 2,500 ft of an existing rural section HMA overlay street to a 31 ft wide 8" PCC street with curb and gutter and storm sewer. Improvements include all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to construct 8" PCC pavement (9,384 SY) on a 6" modified subbase (2,183 CY); subdrain (2,625 LF); intakes (24 Ea.); 12" – 42" storm sewer (2,847 LF); PCC driveways (830 SY); 6" PCC trail and sidewalk (1,951 SY); 8" water main (747 LF); traffic control; earthwork, excavation, backfill, sitework; erosion control, seeding and miscellaneous associated work including cleanup. The street will need to be constructed in three phases to maintain two-way vehicle traffic and access at all times.

On April 11, 2022, weather permitting, Phase 1 will begin. This area is from Saddleback Golf Course to Raymond Drive. A temporary road will be built first to allow rural vehicle traffic coming and going on 180th Street to Raymond Drive and then through town along the detour route.. Accessing Bergamot Lane will be done by Wood Lily Rd from East 5th Street. This phase will take several weeks to complete.

Each Friday we will update this post to include the following weeks schedule or updates. 

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