Lucas Street closed to traffic starting Wednesday, Logan Street to follow within 1-2 weeks

Lucas Street will be closed to traffic from West 8th to just past Main Street beginning today, Wednesday, August 10. Travelers can also expect Logan Street to be closed from Lucas to Climer within the next week or two, according to the Muscatine Department of Public Works as part of the West Hill Area Sanitary and Storm Sewer Separation Project.

Repaving Climer Street from the 700 block to High Street is scheduled to begin today with curb and gutter on both sides of the street. The driving lanes are tentatively scheduled to be poured on Friday. Once cured, access to the Climer will be permitted with some lane restrictions as work on sidewalks and driveways is completed.

Project work will be moving east on Lucas Street from the West 8th Street intersection starting today as the sanitary sewer pipe is replaced from West 8th up to the curve where Lucas becomes West 4th Street. Progressive closures of Lucas Street will occur moving to the east including the Main Street intersection. 

There will be limited access available with Lucas reduced to one lane where the underground work is being completed. A temporary driving surface will be provided behind the underground work once the contractor determines it is safe to do so. Driveways along the work area will be inaccessible while the sewer is being installed, but the contractor will attempt to restore driveway access as quickly as possible with a temporary driving surface.

Project work near Logan Street will move west out of the ravine through the alley that goes toward Logan Street this week. During the winter new sanitary sewer pipe was placed from High Street toward the intersection of the east/west and the north/south portions of those alleys.

Ravine work began Tuesday and is expected to be into the alley intersection by Wednesday morning at which point all access to the alley up to Logan will be closed. As soon as the sewer is run up to Logan Street, access to driveways in the alleys will be restored. Eventually that portion of the alley will be paved but a rock surface will be placed as quickly as possible when the work in the alley is complete for access to the driveways.