West Hill Sewer Separation Project Phase 4
UPDATE July 10, 2019
Underground work on Phase 4B of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project on 8th Street has been completed from Cedar to Chestnut including sections of Sycamore (7th to 8th) and Iowa (7th to 8th). Prime contractor KE Flatworks has been preparing these sections for paving which is expected to begin July 15 or July 16.
Underground work from Chestnut to Linn will not resume until the paving on 8th from Cedar to Chestnut, Iowa from 7th to 8th, and Sycamore from 7th to 8th, is substantially complete.
Once underground work resumes and the Pine Street intersection has been closed to traffic, message boards will be placed on Pine and at 11th Street to assist traffic to and from St.Mary and Mathias Catholic Parrish.
The West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Project Phase 4B began on March 21, 2019, in the 100 and 200 blocks of East 8th Street and the 700 block of Sycamore Street. Phase 4B includes replacement of water main along with storm and sewer mains. The red area (map above) is where Phase 4B will be through July 3, 2019. The pink areas are the rest of the areas where work will be done during 2019. Advance notice will be given before those streets are closed to traffic.
A detour route has been established this week on 7th Street from Cedar to Broadway to provide the best path for traffic flow and return to West 8th Street at a traffic signal-controlled intersection. Heavy truck traffic is re-routed away from the residential area. In order to provide a detour route through this neighborhood that is safer for traffic and parked vehicles, parking is limited to one side only on 7th Street. No Parking signs were placed on the river side (even number side) to prohibit parking beginning Wednesday, March 20.
The project will be completed in two parts to ease the disruption of traffic on one of Muscatine’s busiest streets. Sewer replacement and replacement of the pavement will be completed from Cedar to Iowa during the first part that is expected to be completed by July 3. The second part from Iowa to Lynn is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 7 and anticipated to be completed by September 23. The entire project has an end date of October 4, 2019, weather permitting.
The contract for Phase 4 of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project was awarded to KE Flatwork, Inc., Eldridge, Iowa, on April 5, 2018, in the amount of $6,109,522.45.