West Hill Sewer Separation Project Phase 4
UPDATE August 16, 2019
** SYCAMORE IS OPEN THROUGH E. 8TH STREET **** The 100 and 200 blocks of E. 8th Street will remain closed.
The paving contractor is finishing the sidewalks and driveways in the 100 and 200 blocks of East 8th Street. The contractors are working their way west and will soon be working in the 700 block of Iowa Ave. They will be removing all of the rest of the pavement from Iowa between 8th and 7th so the rest of Iowa Ave. between 7th and the #7 alley will be closed in the near future in advance of the paving of that block. As their work progresses and they can vacate completed project areas, sections of the roadway will be reopened to traffic.
The sewer contractor has returned to the job site and is working in the 200 and 300 blocks of W. 8th installing sanitary sewer. The sewer contractor will be moving between Chestnut, Pine, Fuller, and the 200 and 300 blocks of W. 8th as they finish the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main work remaining in those blocks.
With the Pine Street intersection closed, a detour has been established for parishioners attending St. Mathias. Detour Map
The West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Project Phase 4B began on March 21, 2019, in the 100 and 200 blocks of East 8th Street and the 700 block of Sycamore Street. Phase 4B includes replacement of water main along with storm and sewer mains. The red area (map above) is where Phase 4B will be through July 3, 2019. The pink areas are the rest of the areas where work will be done during 2019. Advance notice will be given before those streets are closed to traffic.
A detour route has been established this week on 7th Street from Cedar to Broadway to provide the best path for traffic flow and return to West 8th Street at a traffic signal-controlled intersection. Heavy truck traffic is re-routed away from the residential area. In order to provide a detour route through this neighborhood that is safer for traffic and parked vehicles, parking is limited to one side only on 7th Street. No Parking signs were placed on the river side (even number side) to prohibit parking beginning Wednesday, March 20.
The project will be completed in two parts to ease the disruption of traffic on one of Muscatine’s busiest streets. Sewer replacement and replacement of the pavement will be completed from Cedar to Iowa during the first part that is expected to be completed by July 3. The second part from Iowa to Lynn is tentatively scheduled to begin on July 7 and anticipated to be completed by September 23. The entire project has an end date of October 4, 2019, weather permitting.
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.