MUSCATINE, Iowa – South Houser Street and New Hampshire Street will reopen to traffic Friday (June 7) evening according to Street Maintenance Supervisor Randy Howell. South Houser Street will open for traffic at 6 p.m. tonight while New Hampshire Street will reopen at midnight (12 a.m.) Friday.
New Hampshire was closed Tuesday at Pond Street for the Sewer Department to make sewer repairs near the intersection. The repairs have been completed and the City is keeping the street closed until hot mix asphalt cools.
South Houser Street from Lucas to Hershey has been closed since Tuesday for the safe removal of trees cut down and left just off the west side of the road last March. The closure also allowed City street crews access to the Houser Hill area to make temporary repairs to some of the bigger potholes with hot mix asphalt.
With the Mississippi River remaining steady at around 22.6 feet over the weekend, Howell said that City crews will start cleanup work on Mississippi Drive Monday. The street is currently closed from Mulberry to Pine, but flood waters have receded out of the Iowa intersection and the City could reopen the street from Pine to Iowa sometime next week.
The rest of Mississippi Drive will remain closed until the flood waters have receded off the pavement and the street has had a chance to dry and be cleaned.