Heuer Construction has completed the West Side Trail project concrete work from Hershey to Crossroads, Inc., with only a section running through the Arbor Commons development yet to be competed. The contractor is currently focusing on installation of sub drain behind the retaining walls from Hershey to Lucas, and cleaning up between the trail and the curb before backfilling, hydro seeding, and finishing landscaping.
The trail through the Arbor Commons subdivision will be completed once pavement work in that development has been completed.
The $1.221,380.28 contract for the West Side Trail Project was awarded to Heuer Construction of Muscatine, Iowa., by the Muscatine City Council on September 5, 2019. The project will construct 1.26 miles of graded and paved pedestrian and bike trail.
The West Side Trail, one of the four projects contained in the CAT Pearls of Progress grant, will connect the trail head on South Houser Street with the trail system inside Discovery Park. The West Side Trail will be the fourth trail to meet at the South Houser Street trail head. The others include the Musser Park to Kent Stein Park Trail, Kent Stein Park to Deep Lakes Park Trail, and the Muscatine Pollinator Park Trail.
A study was performed by Steve Ford LA-Martin Whitacre to provide options for the trail route that will minimize the property acquisition needed for the trial, minimize the work needed to get the NEPA clearances so that the project can be done under a categorical exclusion, and allow for public input into the route planning process. The study was completed in the spring of 2018.