Public invited to attend informational meeting regarding construction on Pennsylvania Avenue

Construction will run from Jefferson down to Brentwood down Pennsylvania Ave.

Ottumwa residents are invited to attend an informational meeting regarding construction on Pennsylvania Ave.

The meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers at Ottumwa City Hall. The project consists of the complete reconstruction of Pennsylvania avenue from Brentwood Drive to Jefferson Street.

â??If you live in the area or travel through the area, it would be very helpful to know the details of when they'll be closing and how it will affect the area businesses every effort will be made to have access to businesses as much as possible,â?? Joe Helfenberger, City Administrator said.

Up next, construction on Pennsylvania Ave. is set to get underway as soon as possible. Features will include wider traffic lanes and a center turn lane. Helfenberger expects the $2.5 million project to be completed by the end of the spring.