Riverfront Trail crossings to be closed for replacement of chicanes

Chicanes at Mad Creek, Hershey Lift Station will be removed and replaced. (Submitted/City of Muscatine)

 Two of the Riverfront Trail crossings of the Canadian Pacific-Kansas City (CPKC) Railroad in Riverside Park will be closed to the public to remove and replace the Quiet Zone chicanes. The work is being conducted by Department of Public Works (DPW) staff.

The Riverfront Trail crossing near Mad Creek (upriver end of Riverside Park) will be closed starting Monday (Sept. 11) to remove and replace the chicanes. The work is expected to take one week, weather permitting.

Once the Mad Creek chicanes are replaced, DPW will move down to the trail crossing at the Hershey Lift Station (downriver end of Riverside Park. The work to remove and replace these chicanes is tentatively scheduled to start on Sept. 18 and expected to take one week, weather permitting.

These chicanes are required to maintain the quiet zone downtown and are being replaced due to frequent vandalism and breakage by the public.

We apologize for the inconvenience but the chicanes are necessary for the safety of the public while using Muscatine’s recreational trail system and crossing the railroad tracks.