Phase 5 West Hill Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP)
Update: September 9, 2023
Paving of Lucas Street from the 2000 block to Newell Avenue will begin on Saturday, Sept. 9, according to Hagerty Earthworks, Inc., prime contractor for Phase 5 of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project.
Lucas Street is tentatively scheduled to reopen to traffic sometime between Sept. 25 and Sept. 30, depending on any weather delays, and completion of construction activity.
Paving of Lucas from Logan to the 2000 block of Lucas was completed last month while Haggerty completed underground work through the Fletcher intersection. Heuer Construction, Inc., the paving subcontractor, plans to pave the main line of Lucas (the driving lanes) from the 2000 block to the Climer intersection on Saturday and then pave Lucas from Climer through the Fletcher intersection on Tuesday, weather permitting.
Heuer Construction will complete the curbs and gutters from the 2000 block to Climer late next week and then complete the curbs and gutters from Climer to Fletcher during the week of September 18. Work on replacing driveways and any sidewalks that were removed for the underground work along with installing the tops to the storm sewer inlets will follow. The City of Muscatine, Hagerty Earthworks, and Heuer Construction have worked with the residents to maintain access to their homes.
Work to reconstruct Knott will begin once work on Lucas has been completed.
Lucas is currently open to traffic from West 8th to Logan. Logan is also fully open. Lucas Street west of Logan is open up to 2011/2007 Lucas (across from the Cemetery entrance at that location). Lucas is closed west of 2011/2007 to Newell.
Lucas is currently closed to through traffic from Logan to Newell. Once Lucas is completed and reopened to traffic, Haggerty will move to Climer Street to complete Phase 5A work from Logan to Lucas.
Updated information will be provided as significant changes are made.
Drivers are reminded that the access roads inside Greenwood Cemetery are not to be used as a pass through around the street construction currently underway on Lucas Street. The access roads are for family visiting loved ones in the cemetery and for caretakers of the grave sites.
The official detour has northbound traffic on Lucas detoured to West 8th Street, to Broadway, to Newell, and back to Lucas Street. Southbound traffic on Lucas is detoured to Newell, to Broadway, to West 8th Street, and back to Lucas Street.
The Greenwood Cemetery office and retail sales center, located south of the Logan-Lucas intersection at 1814 Lucas Street, is accessible by taking Lucas from the West 8th Street intersection. The office remains open during regular business hours.
The area remains an active construction zone with fines doubled for traffic violations. Please slow down as street conditions may change due to the weather.
Hagerty Earthworks, Inc., was awarded the $6.03 million contract for Phase V of the WHSSP during the April 1, 2021, City Council meeting. This phase includes replacing sewers on West 8th Street from Broadway to Lucas, on Climer Street from West 8th Street to Lucas, Logan Street from Lucas to Climer, Lucas Street from 912 Lucas to Fletcher Avenue, and through the ravine between Climer and Lucas.