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Public Works Current Projects

Capital Improvements Plan

On an annual basis, the City of Webster City plans capital improvement projects and equipment needs over the span of five years. The project scheduling is developed according to priorities based upon need, desire, and importance of such improvements to the community within the constraints of the City’s ability to finance as well as implement and administer the projects.

To view the latest adopted Capital Improvement Plan, click here.

Fiscal Year 2022-23 - Projects In Progress

The City has hired Snyder & Associates to conduct a city-wide Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) inventory and develop a Compliance Plan. Snyder & Associates has completed their inventory and is planning to gather the community’s input and priorities on the necessary improvements. Examples of improvements that may be necessary, include installation of handicap accessible facilities, sidewalk repairs, and infilling of sidewalk gaps. 
The City conducted a community-wide web based survey from March 15, 2023 through April 15, 2023 to gather public input.  Thank you to everyone who participated! Snyder & Associates is currently reviewing the data and will work on developing the draft report of the updated plan.

Because of the size of this project, we have a dedicated page where you can find updates and status of the project.  To obtain more information, click here.


The Lincoln Drive reconstruction project includes roadway pavement replacement, a new water main, and rehabilitation of some storm and sanitary sewer structures. The project has begun and is under construction by Doyle Construction. 

Letter – Construction Start – March 8, 2023

The Fairmeadow Drive Widening and Reconstruction Project will include roadway pavement replacement and rehabilitation.  The road will be widened through the primary commercial section of the corridor to accommodate a center left turn lane and truck turning movements, including some storm sewer modifications.  This project will also include the installation of sidewalk on the north side of the roadway to provide for connectivity from Des Moines Street to Superior Street. In addition to the road work being performed, the water main line will be replaced and increased in size.  Some sanitary and storm sewer repairs will also be part of this project.  It is currently in the planning and design phase and is anticipated to be under construction Summer of 2023 or late Spring 2024.

View the Fairmeadow Drive Widening and Reconstruction Project Scope Map

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is an integrated system of equipment, communications, and information management systems for utilities to remotely collect customer water and electric usage data in near real time. It has multiple potential benefits including more informed customers who would have the ability to monitor their water and electric use in near real time, increased operational efficiency, and the ability to make better data-driven decisions. 

The City recently awarded the contract to Municipal Supply Inc. Both water and electric meters will be replaced to provide remote collection of usage information from customers.  Customers will also have access to a customer portal that provides them with real time information associated with their usage. This project is anticipated to be completed July of 2024.

The project converts the overhead electrical to an underground system.  The City has a 25-year plan to convert overhead electrical to underground. The conversion will alleviate overhead outage problems ranging from old copper wire lines needing replacement, to weather influences, to animals climbing resulting in outages and in costly maintenance and repairs, but also help toward obtaining our goal of converting the entire distribution system from overhead to underground.  

The tentative project schedule will be contingent on the lead times of materials. Because of current supply chain and market conditions, the City is anticipating 60-week lead times on some of the major components tied to this project. All materials have been ordered and are awaiting delivery.  It is anticipated that all materials will arrive by the end of 2024.

The City Council approved a Change Order to install trees along 2.5 blocks of 2nd Street between Beach Street and Overpass Drive.  North Central Turf will begin installation of street trees the week of May 9th. 

View the landscape plan

On February 6, 2023 the City Council approved an agreement with Snyder & Associates to provide professional engineering services associated with the design and construction management of a splash pad.  The proposed location is East Twin Park.  Snyder & Associates is currently in the process of developing the Request for Proposals.
On April 03, 2023 the City approved an agreement with Schlotfeldt Engineering, Inc. to provide professional engineering services needed to rehabilitate the courthouse at Wilson Brewer Park.  The project is currently out for bid and a public hearing is scheduled on May 15, 2023 to award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder. 

Fiscal Year 2022-23 - Completed Projects

The City received a Traffic Engineering Assistance Program grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) late 2021. The consulting engineering firm procured by the IDOT for this project performed observations and analysis of the areas surrounding the schools to identify areas for improvement and provide recommendations on how to improve the safety associated with transportation surrounding the schools in Webster City.  HR Green reviewed findings with the City Council.  The City Council approved the study on February 6, 2023. Staff will pursue grant opportunities to assist with implementation of some of the recommendations noted in the study. 

View the Traffic and Safety TEAP Study

The City replaced concrete panels along the Boone River Trail at two locations with Community Development Block Grant funds. Woodruff Construction completed the work on April 28, 2023.