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.   

traffic signal

Click on the icon to report a concern or request a street name sign or call Traffic Engineering: 286-5802. 

Related Links
Site Development
Design Standards
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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