MUSCATINE, Iowa – The Linn Street and Pine Street intersections with 7th Street will be closed starting Friday, August 3, as KE Flatwork and KMA Excavating begin preparing these intersections for repaving later this month.
The Chestnut Street intersection will be reopened on Friday after the prep work for repaving has been completed. City project managers state that a ramp of millings will be put in place to reopen the intersection but advise drivers to seek alternate routes if possible. The Linn Street and Pine Street intersections will also be reopened with ramps of millings once they have been prepped for paving.
The Spruce Street intersection is currently closed as KMA Excavating works on separating the sewer systems in that intersection. Once completed, the intersection will be reopened with temporary millings.
The second phase of concrete work in the reconstruction of 7th Street as part of Phase 4A of the West Hill Sewer Separation Project should begin next week according to project managers. Crews have finished prepping the block from Iowa to Chestnut and are scheduled to begin pouring concrete next week, depending on the weather.
KMA Excavating has also been prepping the block from Chestnut to Pine and from Pine to Linn for repaving. KE Flatwork will continue west on 7th Street with the repaving program that will include shutting down the Chestnut, Pine, and Linn intersections as the work progresses.
MISSISSIPPI DRIVE CLOSED IOWA TO CHESTNUT AUGUST 6-8
Work on the brickwork between Iowa and Chestnut streets, a repair to a sanitary sewer, and repairs to the Chestnut street pedestrian crossing for the Canadian Pacific Railroad will be accomplished during a three-day closure of Mississippi Drive from Monday, Aug. 6, through Wednesday, Aug. 8.
Access to the Pearl View Condominium and the Merrill Hotel will be maintained but the two driving lanes of Mississippi Drive will be blocked off. Drivers are urged to avoid the area during this time period and use Chestnut or Pine Street to access Mississippi Drive heading west or to access the downtown area heading east.
Please be alert and use caution when driving near construction areas.