Current Projects

Arbor Estates Plat 1

Construction is scheduled to begin the week of October 14th (weather dependent). At this time, Seamus Excavating, the project contractor, will be mobilizing equipment to begin excavation to grade out the project site. Seamus Excavating anticipates the excavation and grading work to take about 3 weeks.

After this storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main will be installed, which is anticipated to take about 6 weeks. Once underground utility work is completed, street paving operations will take place. The final stage of the project will be site restoration and cleanup. 

This project is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2020.

Arbor Estates Plat 1

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project

Project Update (10/2/19): The contractor intends to begin work on the 1st Street and 1st Avenue intersection this week (depending on weather). Motorists and pedestrians are advised to use caution in the area during the project and are asked to follow posted traffic control devices and signs.


The physical improvements at the intersection of W 4th Street & 1st Avenue are complete and construction at the W 3rd Street & 1st Avenue W intersection will soon wrap up. At this time, synchronization between the traffic signals at the intersections will continue to be interrupted but a final synchronization will be completed at the end of the project between all of the signals.

The Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project started on Wednesday, August 14. During the project, traffic signal and sidewalk improvements will be made along 1st Avenue between W 4th Street and E 4th Street. Throughout various stages of the project, sidewalks in the downtown may be closed; the contractor will be responsible for signing alternative routes. There is also the possibility of temporary lane closures, lane reductions, traffic signal disruption, and delays; which the contractor will be responsible for.

Questions on this project should be directed to Public Works at 641-792-6622.

Click here to view the project details.

Northwest Downtown Parking Lot Reconstruction

TK Concrete will start construction on the northwest parking lot (located at W 3rd St & N 2nd Ave W) in downtown Newton beginning on September 3. The parking lot, adjacent alleys and on-street parking stalls will be closed to allow for reconstruction; the project should last six weeks. Questions on this project can be directed to the Public Works Department at 641-792-6622. Below is a map that shows the parking lot impacted by this project as well as an alternate parking lot (located near the DMACC Campus at W 4th St N and N 2nd Ave W). Click here to view a larger PDF of the map.