West Hill Sewer Project
UPDATE: August 17, 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 has made it up to Cherry Street. The intersection of Cherry and West 4th is now closed. The paving contractor is finishing the concrete work at the West 4th/Locust Street intersection. 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 alleys will be paved in the near future. Once the sewer contractor finishes the sewer work up to Cherry and another short section on Cherry Lane they will move down to East 5th to do their sanitary sewer replacement work between Cedar Street and Iowa Avenue.
5th Street from Cedar to Iowa
Muscatine Power and Water will be closing East 5th at the intersection with Cedar to replace the fire hydrant there. This closure will begin either Friday, August 18 or Monday, August 21.
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.