Manchester Puts Windstream on Notice for Highway 13 Project

The City of Manchester is getting no response from Windstream as they try to make plans for this year’s Highway 13 Street Improvement Project.

The City will be working with the State to resurface Highway 13 through the heart of Manchester – from Walmart east to the four main intersection and up north to the water tower. Work will begin in April and is expected to last through October.

Over the past three years, as plans for the project were made, the city’s engineering firm, Fehr Graham, has tried contacting Windstream to identify potential utility conflicts along the project’s path.

But with the start of the Highway 13 project less than two months away, the City is still waiting for Windstream to obtain the necessary Iowa DOT permits.

This week, the Manchester City Council placed Windstream on notice that this project will move forward and any associated costs related to their utility and potential delays will be Windstream’s responsibility.