North Monroe Avenue

More construction. More detours in Mason City.

Starting Wednesday, northbound traffic on North Monroe Avenue (between 10th Street Northwest and 12th Street Northwest) will be detoured to North Jefferson Avenue. In addition, according to City Administrator Aaron Burnett, lanes on 12th Street Northwest near the North Monroe Avenue intersection will have reduced widths to accommodate a work zone. 

The work's being done as part of the city's broader Sanitary Sewer Repairs Project. Along with those repairs, Mason City has water main replacement on South Monroe as well as the restoration of the water main at Sixth Street Southwest (under the UP Railroad). According to City Engineer Mark Rahm, South Monroe should be for about $130,000 while Sixth Street Southwest should be for about $90,000.

That North Monroe Avenue project isn't the only repair or replacement project started this week.

On Monday, workers began sidewalk maintenance in downtown Mason City (near the plaza) that requires new paving stones. According to Mason City Operation & Maintenance Manager Bill Stangler, the project will start on the plaza end of downtown Mason City and move toward East State Street. Eventually pavers all the way down to Fourth Street will be replaced.

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