Mason City moving forward with $200K brick paving project

The downtown brick pavers were first put in about 10 years ago.

Posted: May 13, 2019 5:44 PM
Updated: May 14, 2019 8:05 AM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Mason City is moving forward on a brick paving project downtown. The price tag, a whopping $200,000.

The downtown brick pavers were first put in about 10 years ago. City leaders said it is time to replace all of them with new brick that will handle the Midwest weather and general wear and tear.

Some residents who spend quite a bit of time downtown said they want to make sure the plaza is safe to walk on.

“I watch people walking downtown all the time with different kinds of shoes and walkers,” said Karen Johnson, of Mason City. "I just think it is a safety issue first then an aesthetics issue. Where it’s bad it is really bad.”

The city said they aren’t sure when the project will start but road and lane closures will need to happen.

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