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Construction update on 19th Street SE widening project

From the city of Mason City:

Week beginning Monday, October 24
The north portion of the intersection at South Carolina Avenue and 19th Street SE is open. South Hampshire Avenue at the intersection of 19th Street SE is scheduled to be closed this week. Expect restricted lane widths on 19th Street SE between South Kentucky Avenue and South Virginia Avenue.

Mid-Continent Contracting has finished placing storm sewer pipe in the south right-of-way of 19th Street SE between South Kentucky Avenue and South Virginia Avenue. The placement of storm sewer pipe and structures will continue this week on 19th Street SE between South Hampshire Avenue and the new box culvert over Mason Creek.

Additional pavement removals between South Virginia Avenue and South Hampshire Avenue will begin this week.
Coring out and additional surface preparation to accommodate the street widening on the south side of 19th Street SE between South Kentucky Avenue and South Virginia Avenue will continue this week. Heartland Asphalt is expected to be in the area this week surface grading for the bike trail north of 19th Street SE.

The box culvert over Mason Creek has been completed and the area around the new culvert has been backfilled. The placement of rip-rap on the north and south sides of the new culvert will continue this week.

Alliant Energy will be in the area this week continuing the electrical work along 19th Street SE. Several overhead lines are being moved to accommodate the street widening.

Mediacom has finished splicing lines and installing underground service drops to individual residences.

City sanitation and recycling services will continue throughout the duration of the project. Residents are asked to place their garbage and recycling in the alley at the back of the property and for those who do not have alley access to place theirs at the nearest corner for pickup. If pick up is missed please call the Sanitation Department at (641) 421-3691.

Remember to stay alert and exercise caution if travel is necessary in or around the construction zone.
Questions may be directed to the Mason City Engineering Department by calling 641-421-3605.




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