Avenue H reconstruction begins with detours

An employee with HRGreen, the city’s engineer on the Avenue H reconstruction project rolls through the traffic cones at the intersection of the Riverview Park entry and Avenue H Monday. Detour signs and barricades have been put in place, along with a stop sign at the intersection of Avenue H and 7th Street westbound. Crews are getting ready to replace the stretch of Avenue H from 2nd to 6th streets. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

FORT MADISON – The Avenue H from 2nd to 6th Street Reconstruction project has begun.
Effective immediately the following detour has been established: Eastbound Highway 61 traffic will turn North (left) onto 7th Street and proceed to Avenue E, turning right at Avenue E and traveling East to 2nd Street . Westbound Highway 61 traffic will turn West (right) onto Avenue E and proceed to 7th Street, turning South (left) onto 7th Street and proceeding to Avenue H (end of detour). The City of Fort Madison will be assessing the traffic on the detour and placing “no parking” signs as needed to help with the flow of traffic.


This project is a full reconstruction project converting the existing four-lane roadway into a three-lane roadway. This is one of several projects planned for the Highway 61 Business Route. Avenue H from 2nd to 6th Street will be closed during the reconstruction project. Weather permitting, this project should be open to traffic by November 15, 2020. The project has been designed to allow for access to Riverview Park and for traffic to cross the BNSF Mississippi River Bridge during construction.

1 thought on “Avenue H reconstruction begins with detours

  1. This is great.that entry to our town was rough.improvements to the streets make alot of citizens happy and more proud of their town.
    now if we can get lower speed limits and some sidewalks at the other end of town.the speed limits are too fast from huffmans to autozone with no sidewalks.that end of town has connected with the rest of town and i see alot of walkers to hospital,dollar store,ect.

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