City continues construction projects for sidewalks, water drainage

Charles City, Iowa – Charles City is working on projects throughout the city with goals to improve pedestrian safety and water drainage.

At Monday’s meeting the council did not take action on awarding the bids, but approved plans on a project which puts a five foot wide concrete sidewalk at the FCMC clinic to the southwest corner of the intersection of Ninth and South Main Streets, they’ll be ADA accessible.

City engineer John Fallis says there’s an add alternate for the developer of Parkside to add more sidewalk.


The bid also included adding a crosswalk near the Charles Theater and gutter flowline modifications and driveway improves at 800 First Avenue.

Mayor Dean Andrews and Councilman Michael Hammond wanted to discuss those projects in greater detail before awarding bids.


Another project is the North Missouri Avenue Project, which includes extending a six inch diameter sub drain from the storm sewer intakes.  The sub drain will be placed between the curb and sidewalk along the west and east sides of Missouri Avenue and on the west side of North Grand Avenue.

Fallis says the change will help alleviate water issues.



Kellan Heavican

News & Sports Director

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