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City Projects

The City's goal for every project is to improve the quality of life and provide superior infrastructure throughout Mt. Vernon. These projects include improving our parks by updating park equipment and adding additional amenities, maintaining and replacing water and sewer lines and removing unsafe structures from the community. Through careful planning and budgeting, the city ensures that each project is as efficient and economical as possible.

Please click on a link below to lean more about the projects happening throughout the city.

Go to our Street Projects and Closures page to learn about projects focused on roadways.

Active Projects

Project Details: Lining of new sewer mains around the waste water treatment plant, install a new 18" forcemain, reroute some 8" sewer lines, and relocating some sewer mains.

Start Date: April 2022

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2024

Location: East Perkins around the waste water treatment plant

Estimated Project Cost: $3,773,069

Contractor: Haier Plumbing, Heneghan and Associates

Project Details: Replacing sanitary sewer line

Start Date: 1/31/2024

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Location: 27th Street and Logan Avenue

Project Cost: $19,695

Contractor: In House

Project Details: A shelter will be installed at the Aquatic Zoo and the sidewalk will be extended.

Estimated Start Date: Spring 2024

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Location: Aquatic Zoo

Estimated Project Cost: $47,000.00

Contractor: TBD

Project Details: The City purchased property downtown to repurpose as a downtown greenspace or park.

Anticipated Start Date: Spring 2023

Estimated Completion Date: 

Location: 911 Broadway

Estimated Project Cost: $2,300,000.00

Contractor: Bevis Construction (Excavation), MSKS (Architecture)

Site Rendering

2/5/2024 - Permission to seek quotes to finance park was approved by council
2/5/2024 - Request to go out to bid on construction of park was approved by council
10/16/2023 - Additional services for redevelopment was approved by council
8/21/2023 - Discussion at council meeting on greenspace and permission requested to go out to bid for financing through downtown TIF was approved
7/31/2023 - Bevis Construction was awarded excavation contract
1/3/2023 - MKSK contracted for the architectural services

Project Details: The ballfields will be regraded, new soil will be added and grass will be seeded in the outfield.

Estimated Start Date: Fall 2023

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Location: Cusumano Complex

Estimated Project Cost: $140,000.00

Contractor: Bevis Construction

Project Details: Old water tower at L&N Reservoir will be removed and a new water tower installed.

Anticipated Start Date:

Estimated Completion Date:

Location: Waterworks Road

Estimated Project Cost: $2,000,000.00

Contractor: Caldwell Tanks, Inc. 

Project Details: Installation of new water main

Estimated Start Date: Spring 2024

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Location: Fountain Place Industrial Park

Project Cost: $26,150

Contractor: In House

Project Details: Replacing sewer main, sewer lining, rehabilitation of manholes, and adding manholes to sewer lines.

Start Date: April 2022

Estimated Completion Date: March 2024

Location: South of Broadway

Estimated Project Cost: $1,064,990

Contractor: Haier Plumbing and Heating, Heneghan and Associates

 

Project Details: The city will purchase property downtown and dismantle the old Register News building on the site. Once the building is down, it will be reassembled at Veterans Park.

Anticipated Start Date: Summer  2023

Estimated Completion Date: Spring 2024

Location: 911 Broadway and Veterans Park

Estimated Project Cost: $2,500,000.00

Contractor: Bevis

Building being constructed

Project Details: Investigate and reline sanitary sewer

Start Date: 7/18/2023

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Location: Summersville neighborhood

Project Cost: $890,127

Contractor: VisuSewer

map of roadsmap of roads

 

Project Details: Redesign and resurface the walking path at Veterans Lake.

Estimated Start Date: Summer 2023

Estimated Completion Date: 2024, Will be completed after Veterans Lake Project

Location: Veterans Park

Estimated Project Cost: $240,000.00

Contractor: In House

Project Details: Investigating and relining of sanitary sewer

Start Date: 8/8/2023

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Location: Western Gardens neighborhood

Project Cost: $951,969

Contractor: SAK

 

Project Details: Replacing water main

Estimated Start Date: Spring 2024

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2024

Location: Times Square Mall

Project Cost: $17,886

Contractor: In House

Completed Projects

Project Details: Re-route storm pipe at 3rd Street and Main Street

Start Date: 9/16/2023

Completion Date: 12/11/2023

Location: 3rd Street and Main Street

Estimated Project Cost: $232,460

Contractor: Trotter

Project Details: Replace storm pipe under the railroad track

Start Date: 10/12/2023

Completion Date: 2/2/2024

Location: Casey Avenue by King City Games

Project Cost: $250,042

Contractor: Groundworks

Project Details: Replacing sanitary sewer line

Start Date: December 2023

Completion Date: January 2024

Location: 11th Street and North Street

Project Cost: $123,185.28

Contractor: J.K. Trotter

map of streets

 

Project Details: 23 houses and the Jefferson Memorial Hospital are scheduled to be demolished.

Estimated Start Date: Fall 2023

Estimated Completion Date: Spring 2024

Location: Citywide

Project Cost: $500,000.00

Contractor: Hails Excavating, Hails Excavating and Earthworks

Project Details: Annual repair/replacement of sidewalk throughout the city

Start Date: 8/11/2023

Completion Date: 9/1/2023

Location: Citywide

Project Cost: $91,104

Contractor: Rollie Excavating

Project Details: Re-route storm pipe

Start Date: 6/15/2023

Completion Date: 10/1/2023

Location: 2700 Block of Casey Avenue

Project Cost: $11,000

Contractor: In House

Project Details: City is building and launching a new website.

Estimated Start Date: Summer 2023

Estimated Completion Date: December 2023

Estimated Project Cost: $30,000.00

Contractor: GHD Digital

Project Details: Water tank repairs

Start Date: 12/4/2023

Completion Date: 1/2/2024

Location: Eagle Court 

Estimated Project Cost: $14,538

Contractor: 

Project Details: Clear easements for sanitary sewer maintenance

Start Date: 6/30/2023

Completion Date: 8/15/2023

Location: Citywide

Project Cost: $27,370

Contractor: Groundworks

Project Details: The city will improve and pave the parking lot, add a dock and update the boat ramp.

Anticipated Start Date: Summer 2023

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2023

Location: Jaycee Lake

Project Cost: $98,400

Funding: $78,400 from IDNR Grant, $20,000 from the city Quality of Life fund

Contractor: Bevis Construction

Project Details: Replacing sanitary sewer lines 

Start Date: 6/30/2023

Completion Date: 10/1/2023

Location: Lake Street and Pavey Avenue

Project Cost: $37,261

Contractor: Groundworks

Project Details: Replacement for liftstation 14 and its force main

Start Date: April 2021

Completion Date: June 2023

Location: Liftstation 14

Project Cost: $2,325,749

Project Details: The old building is no longer functional as a Police Department. The city will build a new facility at a different location.

Start Date: Summer 2022

Completion Date: July  2023

Location: Corner of 27th Street and Logan

Project Cost: 

Funding: $1,000,000.00 USDA Community Facilities Grant, City will fund the rest

Contractor: Holland Construction

Rendering and Site Plan

Project Details: The city will remove the old playground structure and replace with a new playground equipment. The contractor will install the playground and city workers will prepare and finish the site.

Estimated Start Date: Summer 2023

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2023

Location: Optimist Park

Estimated Project Cost: $185,000.00

Contractor: Hutchinson Recreation & Design

Playground Rendering

Playground equipment

Project Details: The city will remove the old signage at Veterans Park and install a digital sign.

Estimated Start Date: Summer 2023

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2023

Location: Veterans Park

Estimated Project Cost: $30,000.00

Contractor: T Ham Signs

Project Details: The old signage will be updated.

Estimated Start Date: Summer 2023

Estimated Completion Date: Summer 2023

Location: Fountain Place Industrial Park

Estimated Project Cost: $6,439.00

Contractor: T Ham Signs

Rendering

Project Details: Veteran's Park Lake will be dredged and made deeper, the two smaller islands will be combined to make one island, a new bridge will be built to access the island, a new dam and drawdown system will be installed, rip rap will be placed around lake and islands and 2 lighted fountains will be added.

Start Date: November 2023

Completion Date: February 2024

Location: Veterans Park

Estimated Project Cost: $731,000.00

Contractor: Groundworks

Lake with backhoe by it

Project Details: Turn the area that was the old band shell and turn it into a pickle ball court

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2023

Location: Veterans Park

Estimated Project Cost: 

Contractor: In House

Project Details: The city will replace older playground equipment with an ADA playground structure. 

Estimated Start Date: Summer 2023

Estimated Completion Date: Fall 2023

Location: Veterans Park

Estimated Project Cost: $469,000.00

Contractor: Hutchinson Recreation & Design

Playground Rendering

Bond Funded Projects

General Obligation Bonds are long term municipal loans that the city uses to fund a variety of projects. Millions of dollars from bonds have been used to fund projects throughout the city. 

2010 Bond Funded Projects

2012 Bond Funded Projects

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