West Hill Sewer Project
UPDATE: August 10, 2017
4th Street Park
The focus of the contractor is up around 4th Street Park. The contractor is working on the sanitary sewer services on the west side of 4th Street Park at 4th & Broadway and moving toward Cherry Street. The paving contractor poured the concrete on W. 4th St. from Locust to Broadway this week but the street is not open to traffic. Grading for paving is occurring now on Broadway between the #3 and #4 alleys on the east side of the park. Broadway between the #3 and #4 alley will be paved after the sewer work up to Cherry Street is complete. Once the sewer contractor finishes the grading on Broadway and the sewer work up to Cherry they will move down to E. 5th to do their sanitary sewer replacement work between Cedar Street and Iowa Avenue.
5th Street from Cedar to Iowa
On East 5th St. between Iowa Avenue and Cedar Street, Muscatine Power and Water is doing valve and fire hydrant replacement work.. The streets in that area should remain open but may be reduced to a single lane.
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.