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Major Street Rehab in Muscatine

City of Muscatine
the 2 mile section of Grandview Ave. that's going to be updated (formerly Hwy 61)
Credit City of Muscatine
detail from a drawing of what Grandview Avenue will look like when the two year project is finished.

Hoping to re-develop one of its major streets, Muscatine is preparing to finalize plans for Grandview Avenue. The last of several public meetings about the project was held Tuesday night with construction scheduled to start in the spring.

City spokesman Kevin Jenison says this two-mile section, between Main Street and South Houser Street, used to be part of the original Highway 61 through Muscatine. Then it became Business 61 when the highway bypass was built. 

"The benefits for the pedestrians and vehicular traffic are going to be tremendous. But right now that area doesn't really have sidewalks for that stretch. It does tie in to a couple of our trails, so we're going to get that benefit of walkability."

The two year project will replace and widen the pavement, and add sidewalks and landscaping.
The Muscatine city council will hold a public hearing next month, the contract should be awarded in March, so work can begin in April. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.