City moves on Sycamore project

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 02, 2014 5:00 AM

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Iowa City officials are going ahead with improvements for Sycamore Street.

On a 7-0 vote, the Iowa City City Council backed an agreement with McClure Engineering Co. to provide consultant services for Sycamore Street improvements.

The company will aid the city in the Sycamore Street project from the city limits to South Gilbert Street. The project will include reconstruction of the surface of Sycamore Street.

The improvements will also include s a sidewalk and drainage system.

The Iowa City School District’s South Elementary, which is projected to open fall 2015, is along Sycamore Street.

The total cost of the engineering services provided by McClure will be $181,900, and the total estimated cost of the phase one project is $2.6 million. The project will be funded by general-obligation bonds.

— by Daniel Seidl

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