Traffic delays can be expected at two locations in Muscatine as underground utility work is scheduled to start today, Monday, October 23, 2023.
Temporary traffic signals will be used to allow alternating traffic on Hershey Avenue as underground utility work associated with the renovations by Kent Corp. to the former McKee Button Factory begin.
The location of the work area is just south of the Elm Street intersection. Work will be completed in the southbound lane first and then work crews will move over to complete the underground utility work in the northbound lane.
Underground utility work will also be scheduled near Canal Street where Green Street turns into Grandview Avenue, but that work has not been scheduled as yet.
Underground utility work in association with the UnityPoint Health Trinity Muscatine expansion project is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25, through Friday, Nov. 3. The work will be performed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. with traffic reduced to a single lane. There will not be any lane restrictions outside of the work hours.
Drivers are reminded to use caution in and around work zones, be alert for construction works, and pay attention to traffic control devices. Traffic fines are doubled in work zones.