The Oostport Alleyway in Pella may be getting a much-needed facelift soon – City Administrator Mike Nardini says the City council began looking at plans to renovate the historic downtown location. Nardini says extensive work needs to be done to update the infrastructure underneath the alley. The council is also considering a brick overlay as part of plans for a back-to-brick streetscape project along Franklin Street in 2019 and 2020. The project is expected to cost about $1 million dollars.
If you’re coming into Pella on Highway G-28 and Washington Streets, slow down! That’s the word from the Pella police department as as construction ramps up at the expansion of turn lanes at one of Pella’s busiest intersections. Work crews at the site have complained to the city council about excessive speeding at the location; The Pella Police Department and Public Works Department are working on additional enforcement or signage in the area for the speed zone that is 35 miles per hour. Buyert says they want to expand the turn lanes without having to close any portion of Washington Street from West 16th to West 15th.