Sycamore Street was closed to traffic Wednesday (July 5)for the start of Phase 6 of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project. The closure also includes East 9th from Iowa to Sycamore, East 10th from Iowa to Cedar, and East 11th from the alley between Iowa and Sycamore to the Sycamore intersection.
Installation of a new sanitary sewer on Sycamore Street has been completed through the East 10th Street intersection. Prime contractor KE Flatworks, Inc., is currently working on installation of a new water main from Sycamore to East 10th and on East 9th Street. The tentative schedule has the contractor working on sanitary sewer on East 9th and East 10th between Sycamore and Iowa before beginning the process of repaving of these sections.
KE Flatwork of Eldridge, Iowa, was awarded the contract for Phase 6A and 6B by the Muscatine City Council in August 2023. See color coded map for work areas and the tentative schedule of work. All dates are weather dependent.
The two-year project (Phase 6A) will include underground work to separate the combined sewer with the laying of new pipe and new pavement on Sycamore from East 8th Street to just past the East 11th Street intersection. Phase 6A is tentatively scheduled to be completed by November 30, 2023, weather permitting.
Phase 6B includes underground work and repaving on Cedar Street from East 8th Street to just past the East 9th Street intersection. Work is tentatively scheduled to begin June 3, 2024, and be substantially completed by August 9, 2024.
Phase 6 work also includes Sycamore Street to Fulliam and Fulliam from Cedar to just past Nelson Drive. All work for Phase 6 has a final completion date of December 31, 2024.