Phase 5 West Hill Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP)

Overall Phase 5 Map (JPG)
061021 West Hill - West 8th Street 001 (JPG)

Update JULY 13, 2021

West 8th Street is currently closed to traffic from Climer to Lucas as underground work continues as part of Phase 5A of the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project (WHSSP). Crews are currently installing the storm sewer from 891 West 8th towards Broadway and are waiting to continue sanitary sewer work through the 891 West 8th property. Wet conditions from underground sources have prevented crews from safely working in the area.

Work on West 8th Street and through the ravine north of the 891 West 8th Street property is tentatively scheduled to continue through July 30. However, the completion date of this section of Phase 5A may change due to weather conditions.

Crews have installed sand points in the ravine for more effective water removal while continuing sanitary, storm, and water work on West 8th Street.

Hagerty Earthworks, Inc., was awarded the $6.03 million contract for Phase V of the WHSSP during the April 1 City Council meeting. This phase includes replacing sewers on West 8th Street from Broadway to Lucas, on Climer Street from West 8th Street to Lucas, Logan Street from Lucas to Climer, Lucas Street from 912 Lucas to Fletcher Avenue, and through the ravine between Climer and Lucas. 


The first year of the two-year project will focus on West 8th Street and Climer Street.

WHSSP Phase 5A Tentative Schedule




Start Date


End Date

Phase 5A1.5

Utilities at 891 West 8th Street

May 03, 2021

May 21, 2021

Phase 5A.1

Utilities on West 8th from Climer to Lucas

May 24, 2021

July 16, 2021

Paving & Grading on West 8th from Climer to Lucas

June 21, 2021

July 30, 2021

Phase 5A.2

Utilities Climer Alley

July 19, 2021

July 30, 2021

Paving Climer Alley

August 02, 2021

August 06, 2021

Phase 5A.3

Utilities east half of Climer Street

August 02, 2021

September 24, 2021

Paving east half of Climer Street

September 06, 2021

October 01, 2021

Phase 5A.4

Utilities west half of Climer Street

September 27, 2021

October 29, 2021

Paving west half of Climer Street

October 11, 2021

October 29, 2021

Contact Information:

City Engineer:  Pat Lynch  (563) 263-8933

City Project Manager:  Steve Dalby  (563) 299-2888

Contractor:  John Hagerty  (563) 260-3877

Street intersection geometry changes planned

Phase 5 of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project will be replacing the remainder of 8th Street along with a portion of Lucas Street during the 2021-2023 construction seasons. During this time, the City of Muscatine plans to correct some street intersection geometry. Below are renderings of some of the proposed changes that will occur during Phase 5.

WHSSP Phase 5 West 8th Street - Broadway to Locust (JPG)
WHSSP Phase 5 West 8th Street and Climer intersection (JPG)
WHSSP Phase 5 West 8th Street and Locust intersection (JPG)
WHSSP Phase 5 Lucas and Climer intersection (JPG)