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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 American’s 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.  Please join city staff for a public information meeting, to be held in the Webster City Middle School Commons on January 23, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. If you are not able to attend, an online survey will be distributed in the coming months.

 

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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.  This study has been finalized and will be presented to the City Council in early 2023.  Upon acceptance of the study, the City will publish it on the website.

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 will include roadway pavement replacement, a new water main, and rehabilitation of some storm and sanitary sewer structures. The project has been awarded to Doyle Construction and is estimated to begin in Spring 2023.

View the Lincoln Drive Reconstruction Project Scope Map

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.

 

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 is currently seeking proposals from vendors to purchase infrastructure and meters associated with this project. 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 will be replacing concrete panels along the Boone River Trail at two locations with Community Development Block Grant funds.  This project has been awarded and is anticipated to begin in the Spring with a completion date of May 31, 2023.