Walker Road Culvert & Grading Project

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February 11, 2019 2:14 PM

Walker Road Project Update

The project is on Walker Road from Betty’s Grove Road east 4.64 miles to Troy Mills Road. Construction includes crossroad culvert extensions and spot grading. The road will be open to traffic during the majority of the project but delays are to be expected. The project was let on April 23, 2019 and the project was awarded to Rathje Construction of Marion, Iowa for a cost of $396,917.75. As per the contract, the completion date for the project is September 30, 2019. This means the contractor must complete the project on or before that date. Once started, the project will take approximately 6-8 weeks for completion. An exact start date has not been determined yet.

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Latest Update:

October 8, 2019 3:06 PM

The contractor plans to close the road Thursday (10th) at 8:30 am. They will reopen the road that same evening.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

Prior Updates

October 7, 2019 7:44 AM

The contractor will not close Walker Road today (7th). The rain over the weekend has pushed their schedule back. They will close the road Tuesday or Wednesday. I will send another update once their schedule has been set.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

October 4, 2019 10:45 AM

As planned, Walker Road is closed between Ondler Road and Troy Mills Road. The road will be reopened sometime this evening and will remain open over the weekend. It will be closed again Monday morning.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

October 2, 2019 3:16 PM

The contractor plans to close the road Friday morning around 8:30. It will be opened for the weekend the closed again Monday, weather permitting.

Please contact me with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

October 2, 2019 7:24 AM

Due to the heavy rain last night, the site is not ready for work this morning. The contractor will not be closing the road as originally planned. They hope to close the road tomorrow. I'll send another update as I know more.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

October 1, 2019 7:48 AM

Due to unexpected circumstances Walker Road will need to be closed between Ondler Road and Troy Mills Road. The road will be closed tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd) and will be closed for 2 days. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

September 17, 2019 2:02 PM

The contractor started on Walker Road this week. Work will take place off the shoulder of the road and traffic will be control with cones and sometimes a flagger. Minor delays may occur. Work is expected to be completed in mid-October.

Please contract me with any questions. Thank you for your cooperation.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

August 27, 2019 11:57 AM

The contractor still hasn't started work and has not provided a new start date. I've been told they are "day to day". Although I don't know the date, I expect them to start soon. They will be working on culverts and doing spot grading work throughout Walker Road. The road will remain open to all traffic, but there will be lane closures controlled by flaggers. Traffic should expect delays. The project is expected to be completed by September 30th. Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

August 14, 2019 8:41 AM

The contractor has pushed their start date back to Monday August 19th. They will be working on culverts and doing spot grading work throughout Walker Road. The road will remain open to all traffic, but there will be lane closures controlled by flaggers. Traffic should expect delays. The project is expected to be completed by September 30th.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)

August 1, 2019 10:22 AM

The contractor tentatively plans to start on Monday August 12th. They will be working on culverts and doing spot grading work throughout Walker Road. The road will remain open to all traffic, but there will be lane closures controlled by flaggers. Traffic should expect delays. The project is expected to be completed by September 30th.

Please contact me with any questions.

Garret Reddish (garret.reddish@linncounty.org)