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Posted on: September 18, 2019

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project Update (9/17/19)

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project

The contractor intends to begin work on the W 2nd St intersection on Thursday, September 19. 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 Downtown ...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Northwest Downtown Parking Lot Reconstruction to Begin September 3

Alternate-parking-map

TK Concrete will start construction on the northwest parking lot (located at W 3rd St N & 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 reconstructio...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Newton Sanitary Landfill Leachate Line Cleaning

Leachate Line Cleaning

The Newton Sanitary Landfill operates as a landfill by receiving a permit from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. One of the requirements of the permit is the leachate lines need cleaning every three years. Operationally we should wash one-third of...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Public Works Operations Street Crews Rebuilding Storm Sewers

Public Works Operations Street Crews Rebuilding Storm Sewers

The street crews have been actively working on rebuilding storm sewer catch basins all around the city. Due to aging infrastructure, the storm sewers and the designed structures are falling apart at a steady pace. The street crews encounter storm sewers t...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 20, 2019

Water Pollution Control Update

Water Pollution Control Sampler Slab

Water Pollution Control staff is tasked not only with the maintenance of the collection system and the process equipment but also with the upkeep of plant buildings and grounds. In this photo, the staff is seen pouring the concrete floor for a new effluen...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 19, 2019

Parks Operations Update - Trail Reconstruction

Agnes Patterson Trail Reconstruction

Staff is completing a few sections of hike and bike trail repairs at Agnes Patterson Park. There is a much larger hike & bike trail reconstruction project being placed out to bid for contract work, to be completed yet this year.

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Public Works
Posted on: August 23, 2019

Parks Operations Update - Storm Sewer at Westwood Golf Course

Westwood Drain Tile

Staff is also currently working on improving storm water drainage area at Westwood Golf Course. Park operations are installing a new storm sewer. Some damaged sections of cart paths caused by storm water will get replaced as part of this project.

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Public Works
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Parks Operations Update - Tree Work

Tree at Westwood

Parks operations staff are always busy with tree work. Work ranges from pruning to clean up from storm damage, dead tree removal, stump removal, mulching, and planting new trees. The two trees pictured are hazards, so they have been removed at Westwood Go...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 8, 2019

Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project

Downtown Traffic Signal Project

The Downtown Traffic Signal Improvement Project is scheduled to start on Wednesday, August 14. During this time, traffic signal and sidewalk improvements will be made along 1st Avenue between W 4th St and E 4th St. Questions on this project should be dire...

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Public Works