Fort Madison to begin third phase of Business 61 rehab Friday

Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 9:07 PM CDT
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FORT MADISON (WGEM) - A section of one of Fort Madison’s busiest thoroughfares will be shut down Friday as crews start work on the third phase of the Business 61 reconstruction project.

Public Works director Mark Bousselot said the total project will be from 10th Street to 18th Street.

He said crews will block off Avenue H from 10th to 12th Street and from 15th to 18th Street at 9:00 a.m. Friday.

“Avenue E will be used as a primary detour route,” Bousselot said. “We are going to leave a stretch on Avenue H between 12th and 15th that will be open for access to businesses and for crossing to businesses and residents on the south side of Avenue H.”

In addition to converting the road from a four lane highway into a three lane conversion, he said they crews will be replacing storm and sanitary sewers.

Bousselot said they’re looking to have work on those two sections done by November 15. He said the entire road will open for the winter before crews close and begin work on 12th to 15th Street next spring.

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