Phase 5 West Hill Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP)

Overall Phase 5 Map (JPG)

Update April 22, 2021

The City of Muscatine hosted a public meeting on Phase V of the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP) Wednesday (April 21) with several residents from the area of the 2021 construction in attendance in person and online.


The main focus of the meeting was to introduce the contractor, present a brief overview and a tentative schedule of the project, and answer questions from residents who live in the area affected by the construction.


Hagerty Earthworks, Inc., was awarded the $6.03 million contract for Phase V of the WHSSP during the April 1 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. 


The first year of the two-year project will focus on West 8th Street and Climer Street.


Work on Phase 5A (2021 construction season) is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, May 3 on the property at 891 West 8th Street. The City of Muscatine purchased the property earlier this year. The house was moved away from its foundation on April 1 to facilitate the separation of the combined storm sewer that runs from West 8th Street through the property. The City plans to have a new foundation built, replace the home, and sell the property once the construction work is completed in the area.


The tentative schedule indicates that work on West 8th Street will begin on May 24 and be completed by July 30. The rest of the construction season will include work on Climer from West 8th to Lucas.


Most of the questions Wednesday night came from residents on Climer Street who were concerned about access to their homes during the project, and how much of the sidewalk would be replaced. City officials and the contractor indicated that work on Climer would not start until July 30 or after, and that they would be in contact with homeowners as the work progresses.


An access road will be added to the boulevard on certain sections of Climer Street for residents who do not have alley access. Accommodations are also available for those with special needs by contacting Public Works at 563-263-8933.

WHSSP Phase 5A Tentative Schedule




Start Date


End Date

Phase 5A1.5

Utilities at 891 West 8th Street

May 03, 2021

May 21, 2021

Phase 5A.1

Utilities on West 8th from Climer to Lucas

May 24, 2021

July 16, 2021

Paving & Grading on West 8th from Climer to Lucas

June 21, 2021

July 30, 2021

Phase 5A.2

Utilities Climer Alley

July 19, 2021

July 30, 2021

Paving Climer Alley

August 02, 2021

August 06, 2021

Phase 5A.3

Utilities east half of Climer Street

August 02, 2021

September 24, 2021

Paving east half of Climer Street

September 06, 2021

October 01, 2021

Phase 5A.4

Utilities west half of Climer Street

September 27, 2021

October 29, 2021

Paving west half of Climer Street

October 11, 2021

October 29, 2021

Contact Information:

City Engineer:  Pat Lynch  (563) 263-8933

City Project Manager:  Steve Dalby  (563) 299-2888

Contractor:  John Hagerty  (563) 260-3877

Street intersection geometry changes planned

Phase 5 of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project will be replacing the remainder of 8th Street along with a portion of Lucas Street during the 2021-2023 construction seasons. During this time, the City of Muscatine plans to correct some street intersection geometry. Below are renderings of some of the proposed changes that will occur during Phase 5.

WHSSP Phase 5 West 8th Street - Broadway to Locust (JPG)
WHSSP Phase 5 West 8th Street and Climer intersection (JPG)
WHSSP Phase 5 West 8th Street and Locust intersection (JPG)
WHSSP Phase 5 Lucas and Climer intersection (JPG)