MUSCATINE, Iowa – The intersection of West 8th and Lucas streets will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday (April 4) as part of Phase 5 of the West Hill Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project. The full closure will last approximately six weeks depending on the weather.
Limited access will be permitted on Lucas Street from Main Street on the east side of the intersection and from Busch Street on the west side. Limited access will also be permitted on West 8th Street from Broadway to the Lucas Street intersection and from Main Street to the Lucas Street intersection. The Whicher intersection will remain open.
In addition to the work at the Lucas and West 8th intersection, general contractor Haggerty Earthworks, LLC, plans to close Climer Street from West 8th to High starting on Wednesday (April 6). Local traffic only will be permitted as sanitary and storm sewer separation work begins on this segment of Phase 5.
The contractor anticipates keeping all driveways accessible for residents for as much as possible from Busch to Main on Lucas and from West 8th to High on Climer. Periodic closures will occur as underground work progresses. Full closures will occur during the removal and replacement of the pavement from curb to curb. Residents will be notified in advance of the full closures.
Sewer project work on Lucas Street in 2022 will focus on the area from Busch Street to the curve in Lucas Street just past Green Street and include the 900, 1300, 1400, and 1500 bl;ocks of Lucas.
Sewer project work on Climer Street in 2022 will begin in the 700 block of Climer and move toward the Lucas Street intersection.
FULL DEPTH PATCHING CONTINUES
The two emergency repairs, on Hershey and Liberty, that are part of the 2022 Full Depth Patching Program are nearly complete but lane restrictions may continue into next week as concrete replacement continues. Liberty has been used as a detour during the Grandview Avenue reconstruction and the higher-than-normal traffic created buckles in the roadway.
Once the emergency repairs are completed, Heuer Construction, Inc., will move to 1608 Cedar Street (near the intersection with Parham).
Also included as part of the 2022 contract is Isett Avenue (Bidwell Road to the Heinz pedestrian entrance), Houser Street (Fulliam Avenue to Dawson Street), Stewart Road (Oregon Avenue to Wallace Street), Robin Road (Sunrise Circle east to end of the concrete), Frontage Road (Cleveland Street to Ford Avenue), and Devitt Avenue (Ridgewood Avenue to Pinefield Street). Additional emergency repairs may be added if time and money remain in the contract.
Additional traffic notes:
Heuer Construction, Inc., has closed one outside lane of Park Avenue from Washington to the Mad Creek Bridge on East 2nd Street to work on the Iowa DOT punch list for the Park Avenue 4-to-3 Lane Conversion Project that was substantially completed last fall. Musser Street is closed from the intersection with Wisconsin and Baker to the Grandview intersection as the east side of the Musser-Grandview intersection is reconstructed as part of the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project. Traffic restrictions continue on Grandview Avenue from Houser to Musser streets as underground work and pavement removal continue. The contractor maintains customer and delivery access to all businesses as Phase II of the Grandview Avenue Reconstruction Project continues.
Drivers are reminded to slow down and use caution when travelling through the construction zone, obey traffic control devices, and be aware of workers. Use an alternate route if possible.
For more information on City of Muscatine construction projects click on CONSTRUCTION to visit the Department of Public Works Construction Projects page.