Union Drive Reconstruction

Project Description

This project includes the complete reconstruction of W 8th St N, Union Drive, and W 4th St N; all between N 4th Ave W and the north City Limits north of N 19th Ave W. The street sections are past their useful life, are generally too narrow, and are in need of constant repairs.

Also included are the replacement of the south and north concrete bridge approaches of the W 8th St N bridge over the railroad. The bridge approaches have broken and/or settled concrete panels in need of replacement.

Project Budget

The project cost is $4.2 million dollars. $2.8 million will come from a Surface Transportation Block Grant Federal-Aid Swap Agreement through the Iowa DOT. The balance will be paid using a mixture of Road Use Tax Funds, General Fund Bonds, and other possible local funds. This agreement includes requirements related to the design, administration, funding, and construction of the project. The Iowa DOT agreement number on this project is 1-20-STBG-SWAP-030; and the project number is STBG-SWAP-5482(622)---5G-50. 

Project Management

This project was awarded to Reilly Construction Co., Inc. of Ossian, IA.

City Project Manager: 

Joe Grife, Engineering Technician III 
joeg@newtongov.org
641-792-6622

Project Status & Updates

The project is set to begin in the Fall of 2022. Please continue to check back to this page for project updates.

Update 12/6/2022 -

  • The contractor's start date was August 13; the contractor - Reilly Construction Co., Inc. of Ossian - was given 200 working days to complete the project; 100 working days up to winter shutdown on Nov. 15 and 100 days in spring starting on April 1. We continue to communicate with them and will share updates publicly when we can.

Project Maps & Additional Documents