West Hill Sewer Separation Project Phase 4
UPDATE APRIL 19, 2018
The work area for Phase 4A of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project includes 7th Street from Cedar to Locust and the 700 blocks of Locust and Spruce streets.
Work begins Monday, April 23, with milling off of the asphalt street surface on 7th Street from Cedar to Locust. There will be no parking along the streets to be milled with signs posted along the seven blocks affected. All vehicles need to be removed by 7 a.m. Monday, Apr. 23. The milling process should take one to two days depending on the weather.
The work will be accomplished on a block-by-block basis throughout the summer and fall of 2018. The first segment will be between Cedar and Sycamore which should begin the first week of May. No public access will be allowed into active construction areas. Advanced notice of further street closures will be provided as work progresses up the hill between Cedar and Locust.
The contractor and project managers for the City of Muscatine will attempt to restore each block to usable condition as soon as practical after the sewer work has been completed until the street pavement is replaced. Pavement replacement will require the poured sections to be closed for at least a week as the concrete cures.
The contract for Phase 4 of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project was awarded to KE Flatwork, Inc., Eldridge, Iowa, on April 5, 2018, in the amount of $6,109,522.45.
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.
West Hill Sewer Separation Project Phase 3
The sewer construction and street paving work for the West Hill Sewer Separation Project Phase 3C is complete. All streets where work has been done as part of the sewer separation project are now open to traffic. 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.