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Highway 13 Road Construction Update

Work is progressing well on the IA 13 project with a lot of concrete being placed this week with River Street to reopen prior to Saturday’s Farmers Market.  May 25-29th we anticipate seeing West Main Street from the bridge to Franklin Street being milled and surfaced and work beginning at the intersection of North Franklin and Seeley Street.

Below is the contractors proposed schedule, subject to weather:

Monday, May 25th (Memorial Day): No work

Tuesday, May 26th: Set up traffic control to close Stage 6 (Seeley Street intersection) on Wednesday morning

Wednesday, May 27th: Seeding to be completed on River Street and Stage 1 (west of bridge). Close Stage 6 (Seeley Street Intersection) and mill existing HMA on Stage 3 (West Main Street) and Stage 6 (Seeley Street intersection).

Thursday, May 28th or Friday, May 29th: Stage 3 (West Main Street) HMA paving. Plan to have West Main Street paved by the end of the month. Pavement markings may be the first part of the following week.


Stage 6 (Seeley Street Intersection) is proposed to begin on Wednesday May 27th and is expected to take 3 to 4 weeks. The section of North Franklin to be closed is from houses 940/941 on the south end through houses 1012/1009 on the north end. Following asphalt milling on Wednesday, work will proceed to removals, fire hydrant relocation, storm sewer and then new curb, drives & sidewalks, and paving.  From Stage 6 work will proceed directly into Stage 7 (Acers Street intersection) which will take about 6 weeks.

The primary detour of IA 13 using IA3, IA 38 and US 20 will remain in place through stages 6 and 7.  Local detour for Stage 6 is as follows and shown on the attached image.

South bound traffic will head east on Acers, south on New and then west on Clara back to Franklin. No parking will be posted along the entire route.

North bound traffic will go east on Prospect, north on Sherman and then west on Acers back to Franklin. No parking will be posted along the entire route.

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