Mississippi Drive To Be Considered by City Council On Sept. 1

Mississippi Drive

Bolton & Menk, Inc., the engineering firm tasked with developing plans for the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project, will be back to present to the the City Council at their next meeting on Sept. 1.

The City Council Meeting will take place on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 215 Sycamore Street. 

The meeting will include discussion about the Carver Corner intersection and the intersection of Mulberry Avenue and 2nd Street. Bolton & Menk will present the updated design options to the Council before Council ultimately makes decisions about the best course of action.

Design options include traditional intersections as well as newer considerations, such as a roundabout or what is known as a sweep. All options will be brought before Council, where they will choose the designs for the two intersections.

The roundabout options that will be presented include roundabouts that are significantly larger than the existing roundabout we have on Cedar Street.

Here are the diameters of the current roundabout compared to the roundabout options that will be presented at the Sept. 1 City Council Meeting:

Existing Roundabout on Cedar Street:                   120’ Diameter

Roundabout Option at Carver Corner:                  140’ Diameter

Roundabout Option at 2nd and Mulberry:            132’ Diameter

The below image is the Cedar Street Roundabout overlaid on the roundabout concepts at the two intersections.

Roundabout Diameters

If you’re interested in learning more, here are the Mississippi Drive presentations that were given to the City Council in July and August of this year:

2016-07-14 Mississippi Drive

2016-08-18 Mississippi Drive

These presentations, along with the project website, include information about potential design plans.

It seems only fitting that Bolton & Menk will be back on Sept. 1 as exactly one year ago on Sept. 1, 2015, the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project had its kick-off! Since then, input from  citizens at public engagement events and stakeholder meetings and through online comments on the project website have driven the process. From the beginning, the Mississippi Drive Corridor Project has been a way for citizens to come together to create a shared vision for Mississippi Drive. It’s excited to see how this project is shaping the future of Muscatine!

Thank you for your interest and engagement! We value your input.


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