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.

Estimated Schedule

Phase 1: Elm St. to Central Ave.  Construction in 2018
Phase 2: Central Ave. to Hempstead St.  Construction in 2019
Phase 3: Hempstead St. to Kane St. Construction in  2020

Phase 1: Elm St. to Central Ave.

Construction began on Monday, April 30, 2018.
Estimated completion is November 2018.

Click here to see a map of the Phase 1 road closure and detour. 

Phase 1 of construction will be split into three segments:

Segment 1

Elm St. to Jackson St.

Start Date: April 30, 2018
Approx End Date: October 1, 2018

During segment 1, the intersection of 22nd St. and Washington St. will be closed.

Segment 2

Jackson St. to White St.

Start Date: June 7, 2018
Approx. End Date: October 1, 2018

During segment 2, both the intersection of 22nd St. and Washington St. and 22nd St. and Jackson St. will be closed. The intersections are expected to open in early October when construction of segments 1 and 2 is finished. 

Segment 3
White St. to Central Ave.

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

During segment 3, the intersection of 22nd St. and White St. will be closed.

Potential Impacts to Residents

Access To Abutting Properties

This project requires the excavation of the entire street and sidewalk. During construction, it may be easier for residents along the project corridor to access their property through a back or side entrance. However, the contractor is required to maintain safe access to the properties on 22nd St. at all times during construction. If needed, temporary walkways will be installed.

Curbside Collection

There will be no changes to curbside collection during this construction project. Please place your garbage and recycling in its normal pickup location. If your street is closed, the collection crew will walk to your collection point. For questions, please call the Public Works Department at (563) 589-4250.


When 22nd St. is closed, on-street parking will be available on nearby side streets including Elm, Washington, Jackson, and White. If the only entrance to your driveway or parking pad is located on 22nd St. it will not be accessible while your segment is under construction.

Temporary on-street disabled parking stalls are available to residents who meet the necessary requirements. A temporary handicap parking sign will be posted during construction and then removed when the project is finished. Placement of a disabled parking stall does not imply reserved parking. The stall can be used at any time by anyone whose vehicle displays the appropriate State-issued permit or license plate. To request a sign and/or for more information, please call the Parking Division at (563) 589-4267.

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. 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.