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City of Newton - Public Works

Posted on: June 27, 2023

Union Drive Reconstruction Project Update


Below are two updates on the Union Drive Reconstruction Project.

The mainline paving done by Iowa Civil, a subcontractor of Reilly, will start just north of N 7th Ave W, headed north past N 9th Ave W in phase 1A. They are paving tomorrow, June 28, 2023 weather depending. This section of paving will cover about 1100 feet. The anticipated time frame for mainline paving is planned for two days but could be completed in one. In the days following, the contractor will saw joint lines and prepare the intersection of N 9th Ave W to tie in the mainline.

The water main replacement is currently between N 5th Ave W and N 7th Ave W working south towards N 4th Ave W. After the new main is installed; pressure checking will be completed to ensure the water main doesn’t leak, followed by sanitizing the new water main. After the water main passes testing, Reilly Construction will install the new water services along its path. Following the completion of the water main and services, Reilly will prepare the subgrade and install the storm sewer before preparation for paving takes place.

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