MUSCATINE, Iowa – Barricades will be put in place on 5th Street between Mulberry Avenue and Cedar Street starting Thursday, March 5, 2020, to allow the contractor of the Muscatine County Maintenance and Search & Rescue building to connect water and sewer from the street to the structure. The lane closure is expected to last until Monday, March 9.
The eastbound lane of 5th Street from Mulberry to Cedar will be closed to traffic starting at 8 a.m. Thursday. Eastbound traffic will be detoured from Iowa to 3rd Street to Mulberry Avenue and back to 5th Street.
Westbound traffic will not be impacted by the lane closure.
A portion of Walnut between 4th and 5th Streets will also be closed to traffic. However, no parking will be allowed in the 400 block of Walnut with the driving lanes shifted over to maintain two-way traffic.
Northbound traffic on Cedar and Walnut will not be able to turn right onto 5th Street.
Drivers are urged to use caution when travelling through this area and to be especially aware of emergency vehicles that may be exiting the Public Safety Building at 5th and Cedar streets.
BLAINE STREET ALSO CLOSED – Blaine Street will be closed from 5th Avenue to Isett starting Thursday, March 5, as the contractor installs curb and gutter on the north side of Blaine Street. Drivers are urged to use caution in this area and to find alternate routes of travel while the work is completed. The closure may last into the weekend.