The second phase contract awarded to Rathje Construction Inc. from Marion is well underway for 2017. This work will move the existing Emmons/Robins/North Center Point Road intersection approximately 100 feet to the northwest. Emmons Street west of North Center Point Road is now closed with a detour established on 4th Avenue to Willman Street with a 4-way strop installed at Willman Street and Center Point Road. The Emmons Street entrance to City Hall is closed but the Clark Street entrance will remain open.
The contractor has moved North Center Point Road traffic to the east two lanes, which allows the removal of the west one-half of the street to be replaced during the same phase that new relocated Emmons Street is constructed. Plan for traffic delays during this phase and please proceed with caution as a considerable amount of construction equipment is working in the area.
The work includes a new traffic signal, new street lights, new bike trail and landscaping along the curbs and sidewalks.
Project completion date is November 2017.