First Capitol Drive Enhancements - 15STR26

Construction Wards - 1 & 2 
Impacted Wards - Citywide
Contractor - Gershenson Construction Co. Inc.

Project Description

The First Capitol Drive Enhancement Project is a 44% City, 40% Federal, 16% SSM St. Joseph Hospital funded. The scope entails constructing new ADA accessible sidewalks, new pedestrian and street lighting, and landscaping along First Capitol Dr., from Fifth St. to the alley east of Second St, and on Fifth St., from First Capitol Dr. to Madison St. This project will also include a water main replacement along First Capitol Dr. within the aforementioned project limits, bus shelters, and a 2” asphalt mill and overlay. Landscaping maintenance will be conducted by SSM per an agreement signed in June 2017.

Contact Information

Jon Swagman
Project Manager

Current Project Activities

  • The project is currently under construction
    • Construction resumed the week of January 22, 2018
  • Bidding was complete in April 201
  • Surveying was completed the week of June 5
  • Potholing for underground utilities began the week of June 12th
  • Sidewalk sections were completed in front of Pio's and Buse's in July 2017
  • On January 22, 2018 crews began installing the new 12" watermain on First Capitol east of 5th Street toward 4th Street 

Public Meeting

A public meeting was held on January 26, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the gym of St. Peter Catholic Church, located at 324 S. 3rd Street.

Project Timeline

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Project Progress

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Project Budget

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