West Hill Sewer Project
UPDATE: October 13, 2017
4th Street Park
The work on West 4th Street is substantially complete with sod placement and back filling remaining. The intersection of Cherry and West 4th is now open.
5th Street from Cedar to Iowa
THeuer Construction has finished paving in the 4th Street Park area with the West 4th Street, Locust, and Cherry intersection now open to traffic. The paving contractor for Phase III of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project is framing up East 5th Street from Cedar to Sycamore and should be pouring concrete early next week weather permitting.
Meanwhile, prime contractor Haggerty Earthworks is getting close to completing the underground work on East 5th Street and were approaching the intersection with Iowa Avenue on Friday. Motorists are reminded that the Iowa-East 5th Street intersection will be closed as work progresses.
The last part of the sewer replacement work in the 5th Street area will involve the closure of Sycamore Street from East 5th to the #5 alley.
Contract for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project, Phase 3, was awarded to Hagerty Earthworks on April 16, 2015 in the amount of $4,988,668.
In 2004 Stanley Consultants Inc. signed a contract with the city to proceed with a study and projects for the West Hill area. On September 5, 2007, the city received a stamped Consent Order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requiring that by December 31, 2010, the city would “submit to EPA and IDNR a report describing the projects needed to complete the separation of the remaining combined portions of the sewer system including the West Hill area”. The report “shall include a schedule and estimated cost for completing each project identified therein, and an update on the city’s plans for financing the projects”. Further, “By DECEMBER 31, 2024, completed all projects described . . . above”. Four projects have been identified, each estimated at $15 million to be implemented over the next 14 years to comply with the December 31, 2024 Consent Order date.