The sewer construction and street paving work for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project Phase 3C is effectively complete. All streets where work has been done as part of the sewer separation project are now open to traffic. Some storm sewer and sidewalk replacement on the Iowa Avenue side of Wesley Church property located at 4th Street & Iowa is taking place. There may be periodic traffic snags on that block on Iowa Avenue where the construction crews are working but that part of the project will likely be completed during the first part of the first week of December. We will try to keep the street open on that block as much as is possible but occasional delays are likely while the construction crews are working. There will be other minor work being done in the areas of E. 4th, W. 4th, and E. 5th Streets and in the 4th Street Park area as the final project work items are completed.
The City and construction company crews have appreciated your patience during this construction year.
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.