Traffic signal installation marks end coming near for Charles City Highway 18 project
By Bob Steenson, email@example.com
Temporary stops signs still controlled the intersection of Brantingham and Clark streets Monday afternoon while crews finished up work installing the new four-way stop lights.
Arrival of the traffic signals had been delayed because of COVID-19 pandemic construction and supply issues, but their installation is one of the final jobs left to do as the massive Highway 18 resurfacing project through Charles City winds down.
The $4.6 million Iowa Department of Transportation project has included milling and resurfacing Highway 18 from Gilbert Street to the eastern end of town, then continuing on to the Chickasaw County line. Mathy Construction of Dubuque is the general contractor.
Underground work for utilities, storm sewers, signals and curbing, as well as pavement work on U.S. 18 from Gilbert Street to the Cedar River railroad crossing has also been part of the project. New curb and gutter has been added where there wasn’t any, and sidewalks have been updated to comply with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.