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Posted on: May 13, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Update: Houser Street work will continue for next 2-3 weeks

Full Depth Patching Project Update (JPG)

MUSCATINE, Iowa – Full depth patching continues on Houser Street with work also scheduled to begin on Frontage Road Tuesday (May 17) according to the Muscatine Department of Public Works.


Work on Houser Street will continue for the next two to three weeks as the contractor repairs the broken pavement in multiple phases to minimize traffic control issues. The duration of work is weather dependent.


The 2021-2022 Full-Depth Patching Project had a late start due to funding concerns that pushed the bid process into the fall. The $440,800 contract was awarded to Heuer Construction on October 5, 2021, but actual work was delayed until April due to weather and logistic concerns. All work is to be completed by early June.


Heuer completed two emergency repairs, on Hershey Avenue and on Liberty Street, and then completed the first section on the 2021-2022 list, 1600 block of Cedar Street before moving to Houser Street.


Heuer Construction is scheduled to also begin work on Frontage Road (Ford to Cleveland) starting Tuesday. Frontage Road will be closed to all traffic from Ford Avenue to the to the LPI Loans entrance. Once that section is completed, full depth patching will take place from LPI Loans to Cleveland Street.


Other street segments to be repaired under the Full Depth Patching Project include:

  • Isett Avenue (Bidwell Road to Heinz Pedestrian entrance)
  • Stewart Road (Oregon Avenue to Wallace Street)
  • Robin Road (Sunrise Circle to Centre Drive)
  • Devitt Avenue (Ridgewood Avenue to Pinefield Street)



Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution when travelling through construction zones, obey traffic control devices, and be aware of construction workers. Use an alternate route if possible.


Click on CONSTRUCTION to visit the Department of Public Works Construction Projects page where more information can be found on City of Muscatine construction projects. An interactive map is available showing current street closures and street work.


If you have a comment or concern, please email or A staff member will respond within 24 hours.


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