Aging utility infrastructure paired with deteriorating streets and uneven sidewalks were plaguing downtown Iowa Falls, creating mobility issues and contributing to depressed economic conditions. Bolton & Menk assisted the city with concept development, design, and reconstruction of seven blocks of Washington Avenue and one block of side streets on Oak, Stevens, and Main Streets. Improvements to the west three blocks of Washington Avenue included concrete overlay with curb and gutter and sidewalk ramp replacement. The east four blocks of Washington Avenue, along with side streets, received full pavement reconstruction, utility replacement, and the addition of streetscape amenities.
Bolton & Menk’s design services included public input and client meeting facilitation, streetscape design, Iowa DOT and bid coordination assistance, and contractor selection coordination. Construction services included construction administration and observation, along with facilitation of construction progress meetings. Full-time construction observation was provided with field review, daily observation reports, material certification, and quantity verification.
Iowa Falls’ annual community celebration invited residents and visitors to the completed downtown where city staff received many positive comments on the project.
Iowa Concrete Paving Association – 2016 Iowa’s “Best” Municipal Street/Intersection PCC Paving Project >15,000 SY