Part of the roundabout at the intersection of Cedar and Logan streets will be closed to traffic starting Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, according to City of Muscatine officials as part of the Full Depth Patching Project currently underway on Cedar Street.
The roundabout is tentatively scheduled to be reopened before the Thanksgiving holiday, but is dependent on the weather.
The westbound leg of the roundabout will be closed with westbound traffic detoured from Cedar onto Parham to Mulberry Avenue, and to Houser Street before returning to Cedar Street. The eastbound leg of the roundabout off of Logan will also be closed to traffic with that traffic diverted at the Fulliam Avenue intersection either towards Cedar Street or towards Houser Street.
Eastbound traffic on Cedar Street from Houser Street will be able to proceed to the roundabout but diverted onto Logan Street to Fulliam Avenue, and to Cedar Street.
The 2020 Full Depth Patching Program along with the 2020 Asphalt Street Overlay Program were both put on hold last Spring as the City of Muscatine assessed the financial impact of the COVID-19 health crisis. With better than anticipated revenues from the Road Use Tax, several “high priority” projects were given the go-ahead by the Muscatine City Council on October 1, 2020.
The 2020 Asphalt Street Overlay Program was completed earlier this month when Leroy Street will filled and had an asphalt overlay from Mulberry Avenue to Amherst Avenue.
The 2020 Full Depth Patching Program began on Cedar Street in late October between Muscatine High School and the Cedar-Logan roundabout. Cedar Street will be reduced from three-lanes to two-lanes through the work area as Heuer Construction, Inc., repaired areas on the south side of Cedar Street and then on the north side. That work has now advanced to the Cedar-Logan roundabout area.
Public Works identified sections of Cedar Street, Ford Avenue, and Evans Street as high priority concrete streets in need of immediate repair. Once Cedar Street is completed Heuer Construction will move to Ford Avenue. If funds remain and weather permits a section on Evans Street will be repaired before the winter shutdown.
Drivers are urged to be alert, watch for construction workers, and to obey traffic control signage.
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