West 8th Street is currently closed to traffic from Climer to Lucas as work continues as part of Phase 5 of the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP).
West 8th Street from 891 West 8th Street up to Broadway is nearly prepped and ready to be repaved with underground work now ongoing on the section from 891 West 8th street down to Lucas Street.
Underground work through the property at 891 West 8th Street is also ongoing but that work has been hampered by high groundwater levels.
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.
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.