Public Works

Street name signs are placed at every intersection in Cedar Rapids.  Public street name signs have a green background with white lettering.  Public streets are maintained by the City of Cedar Rapids.  Private streets are indicated by street name signs with a red or blue background and white lettering.  Private streets are not maintained by the City of Cedar Rapids.

Advanced street name signs are used in advance of intersections with a limited sight distance or where the intersecting street has two different names in either direction. 

Street Name Signs for Final Plats
Prior to final plat approval, a street name sign plan must be coordinated with the Development Services Department.  All necessary street name signs must be paid for prior to final plat approval.   

Report a concern or request a street name sign or call Traffic Engineering: 286-5802. 

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) 2009 Edition

Contact Us

Office Location:
City Services Center
500 15th Avenue SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Phone Number: (319) 286-5802
Fax Number: (319) 774-5653

Office Hours:  
Monday - Friday 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


After Hours:
If you need immediate assistance to report malfunctioning traffic signals, traffic sign repairs, or deficient construction traffic controls, please call the Police Department Dispatch at (319) 286-5491

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