22nd St./Kaufmann Ave. Storm Sewer Improvements


Estimated Completion Date - 2021

As it runs down Kaufmann Ave., stormwater can form what resembles a river on 22nd St. from Central Ave. to Elm Street. New concrete storm sewers will be installed to increase stormwater capacity. Currently, the storm sewer is not large enough to handle even a moderate rain event.

Project Details

The project consists of a new concrete storm sewer along E. 22nd St. from Elm St. to Central Ave. continuing up Kaufmann Ave. to Kane Street. Large, high-capacity storm drains will be placed in the grass terrace along Kaufmann Ave. to capture overland drainage, and several standard single-grate storm drains will be installed.

It also involves total street and sidewalk reconstruction and the relocation of underground utilities along the entire length of the project. Construction will be completed in phases starting at Elm St. in the spring of 2018. The estimated completion date of the entire project is 2021. 

Phase 1: 22nd St. from Elm St. to West of White St.

Construction is expected to begin in March or April 2018


Phase 1 of construction will be split into two segments:

Segment 1

Elm St. to West of Jackson St.

Approx. Start Date: March 2018
Approx End Date: August 2018

During construction of Segment 1, the intersections of 22nd St. and Washington St. and 22nd St. and Jackson St. will be closed. Elm St. and White St. will be open.

Segment 2

West of Jackson St. to West of White St.

Approx. Start Date: August 2018
Approx. End Date: October 2018

During construction of Segment 2, only the intersection of 22nd St. and White St. will be closed. Elm St., Washington St., and Jackson St. will be open.

Potential Impacts to Residents

Access To Abutting Properties

This project requires the excavation of the entire street and sidewalk. During construction, it may be necessary for residents along the project corridor to access their property through a back or side entrance. If a back or side entrance is NOT available, the contractor will be required to maintain safe access to the property's frong door on 22nd St. at all times during construction.


On-street parking will not be available on the segment of 22nd St. that is under construction. Impacted residents will need to utilize on-street parking on the nearby streets of Elm, Washington, Jackson, and White. Please note, if you only have access to your driveway or parking pad from 22nd St. you will not be able to access it while your segment of the project is under construction.

Mobility Issues

City staff and the contractor will work with those with mobility issues to accommodate access to their property as much as possible during construction. Please note, temporary handicap parking signs are available during street construction projects. Temporary handicap parking signs are posted during construction and then removed when the project is finished and the street is reopened for use. To be eligible for a temporary handicap parking sign residents must meet specific requirements. To request a sign and/or for more information, please call the Parking Division at (563) 589-4267. If you anticipate that other special arrangements will need to be made, please notify the Engineering Department as soon as possible by calling (563) 690-6068. Thank you!

For questions about this project, please call (563) 690-6068.