Less than a day after a section of Third Street Northeast in Mason City was closed for new concrete placement, Mason City officials have announced two additional batches of road closures for the coming week.
According to Mason City Administrator Aaron Burnett, the section of Second Street Northeast between North Federal Avenue and North Delaware Avenue will be closed to through traffic for approximately two days beginning Monday, June 17.
That temporary shutdown is happening so that underground utilities can be placed as a part of an ongoing Alliant Energy Commercial Alley project.
In addition, South Pierce Avenue between Fourth Street Southwest and Sixth Street Southwest will be closed to through traffic for approximately three days beginning Monday, June 17.
The closures are occurring to allow for the removal and replacement of concrete across South Pierce Avenue as part of the South Pierce Avenue Gas Main Project.
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The construction work is just the last bit to sprout up in Mason City this year.
The $12 million project to complete a 12-mile stretch of Highway 122 is running all summer long and has agitated business owners along the route because of the disruption its had.
In late-March, the city started replacing downtown traffic signals on South Delaware Avenue at the intersections of Second Street Southeast and First Street Southeast as part of a $1.51 million project that should be completed by the end of this construction season, 2019.
Even slightly outside downtown, US-18 Eastbound, which overlaps with 65, is seeing construction between 65 and County Road S-56 (near Mason City). That work also has traffic reduced to one lane and a width limit of 16 feet is in effect through the tentative finish date of July 3.