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Construction on Camanche Avenue is under way as of Monday. The street will remain open throughout the duration of the construction, but there will be lane closures.

Ben Jacobson/Clinton Herald
Herald Staff Report

Construction on Camanche Avenue is under way as of Monday, City Engineer Jason Craft confirmed.

The construction project, which will ultimately give Camanche Avenue a look similar to the recently reconstructed Liberty Avenue, is part of a larger effort to reconstruct and repair Clinton’s US 30/67 corridor.

A public information meeting regarding this phase of the reconstruction project will be held tonight, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ericksen Community Center.

Representatives from the city of Clinton, the Iowa Department of Transportation, and consulting firm H.R. Green will be present to answer questions, and provide project details. Topics covered will range from overall project scope, to construction staging and the impact on right-of-way in the affected area.

It is expected that it will take two years to complete the project, which will require the reconstruction of Camanche Avenue from South 14th Street to South Fourth Street. The street will remain open throughout the duration of the reconstruction, but there will be lane closures.

In a March telephone interview, Craft said that much of the project’s $14.7 million price tag will be covered by the Iowa DOT.

City officials have filed for consideration for federal TIGER grant funds to help cover part of the city’s $5.3 million share.

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