Fairfield Engineer Gives Update on Highway 1 Project

Also at the meeting, Fairfield Engineer Melony Carlson gave a progress report on the improvements to Highway 1. According to Carlson, City staff continues to work with the Foss, Kuiken, Cochran, Helling & Willman Law Office to make sure all property acquisitions are closed and in the DOT’s name before February 15. Updates to the Cooperative Agreement are still needed and will be coming from the Iowa DOT for Council approval. Utilities have begun to work on relocation prior to construction work. Carlson also states that Alliant is currently working on gas and electrical relocation.

Once construction starts, one of the first areas to be interrupted will be the City’s Dog Park. Approximately half of the south portion of the park will be fenced off for the construction of the storm water outlet. With the remainder still being usable. The bidding date for the project is scheduled for February 15th.