Expect traffic delays in three areas of city beginning March 14

Mother Nature was not kind to one outdoor road project last week as work to replace a light pole base in the median on Mississippi Drive between Linn and Broadway streets was pushed back one week.

The revised plan has Heuer Construction, Inc., starting work either Monday, March 14, or Tuesday, March 15, with a flagger at either end of the section of median (at Linn and at Broadway) to flag vehicles through. Work will be conducted during daytime hours with the street opened in the evenings.

Drivers are urged to use caution when travelling through the construction zone, obey traffic control devices, and seek alternate routes if possible.

Also expected next week will be the repair of a collapse sewer on Sampson Street. The section of street has been barricaded with traffic reduced to one lane. Drivers are asked to alternate when travelling through the work area, use caution, and obey traffic control devices. The work is estimated to take most of the week.

Drivers are also reminded that Iowa Avenue will be closed from 3rd to 4th streets starting Monday, March 14. The block will be closed to traffic for 45 days as Graham Construction Company completes demolition work on the former Musser Public Library building and connects utility services. See previous story.