Projects & Bids

If the estimated total cost of a public improvement project exceeds the competitive bid threshold of one hundred thousand dollars the City of Hiawatha shall advertise for sealed bids for the proposed public improvement by publishing a notice to bidders. The notice to bidders shall be published newspaper having general circulation in the geographic area served by the governmental entity according to state code. The notice will also be posted on this website and or a statewide association that represents governmental agencies.

2016 Construction Update

Industrial Avenue Reconstruction Project


Hiawatha awarded a contract to Horsfield Construction Inc. from Epworth Iowa to reconstruction approximately 1200 feet of the existing Industrial Avenue north of Boyson Road. The paving will be widened by 6 feet with all new storm sewer and new driveways installed. The sidewalks will be added in the driveways, but new sidewalks fronting the properties will be property owner's responsibility. The funding for the project is a combination of Revitalized Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE), capital project funds, and Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds.

All the utility relocations and the underground sewer work was completed in October. The paving of the first 600 feet north of Boyson Road was also completed. The remaining street reconstruction should be completed in June of 2016.

2015 Water Main and Sanitary Sewer Extension Project


Hiawatha awarded a contract to Ricklefs Excavating of Anamosa Iowa for the water main and sanitary sewer extension project along Edgewood Road (formerly Loggerhead Road). The construction extends from the intersection of Fitzroy Road north to the newly annexed property north of County Home Road and west of I-380. The project includes approximately 6000 feet of 12 inch water main and 4000 feet of sanitary pressure line. Also included is a new lift station north of County Home Road.

The project is funded with capital project funds and Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) funds. The schedule for the project anticipates completion and service provided by fall of 2016. This project will provide water and sewer service to over 100 acres annexed to the City of Hiawatha in 2014. The total area that could be served with this project in the future exceeds 300 acres.

North Center Point Road-Emmons-Robins Road Intersection Improvement

Phase 1 - $600,000.00 (estimated)

We have completed the preliminary plans for the first phase of the North Center Point/Emmons/Robins intersection. The contract is a utility bid package that will include water main and sewer construction and the construction of the extension of "A" Avenue. This will be the first phase that will also allow the private utility companies to then relocate their overhead lines to the underground conduit included in our contract. We hope to have a contractor working in May.

Intersection Improvement Map