West Hill Sewer Separation Project Phase 4

4B Road Closure Diagram 11-1-19 (JPG)

UPDATE November 1, 2019

East 8th Street is now open to traffic from Iowa Avenue to Cedar Street but West 8th Street from Iowa Avenue to Linn Street remains closed to traffic. The 700 blocks of Chestnut and Pine are partially open (local traffic only). Paving on Pine Street was completed in October with the main pour of West 8th Street (over 800 linear feet) also completed. Curb and gutter work on Chestnut from the #7 alley to 8th Street was to be completed Nov. 1 along with curb and gutter on a section of Fuller Street.

Work on completing concrete work on 8th Street will continue through most of November with curb and gutter, tie-ins to side streets, sidewalks, and driveways yet to be accomplished. 

With the Pine Street intersection closed, a detour has been established for parishioners attending St. Mathias. Detour Map

THE PROJECT

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 November 22, 2019, weather permitting.

Phase IV Area MapContractor

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.