Sidewalks reopen adjacent to Kirk Apartments site

MASON CITY — The initial demolition of the Kirk Apartments has been completed.

City of Mason City officials Monday afternoon made the declaration, stating that the next phase of the project has started which consists of clean up, leveling and seeding of the location by the contractor.

City officials announced that the sidewalks on the east side of North Federal Avenue between North 2nd and 3rd Streets and the south side of 2nd Street Northwest are now open for pedestrian traffic to accommodate businesses in that area. The front entries of those businesses are now open to patrons.

On Friday, North Federal between North 2nd and 3rd Streets and North 2nd Street between North Washington Avenue and North Commercial Alley will reopen to through vehicle traffic.

Fencing will be in place around the Kirk Apartments lot as crews work to remove the remaining debris. The public is asked to not cross barriers or fencing as they are in place for the safety of citizens and the construction crews.

The contractor will be moving debris from the site so there will be an increase in heavy truck traffic in the area.