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Edgewood Road Trail Construction
Work is underway on a segment of new trail construction on the east side of Edgewood Road, between Ellis Road NW and the Cedar River bridge.

Starting on Monday, September 14, the Edgewood Trail will be closed at Ellis Road NW for approximately one week as part of construction.

The new segment between Ellis Road and the Cedar River bridge is anticipated to be completed this fall. This will extend the segment that was completed in 2019 between O Avenue and Ellis Road, which included traffic signal and sidewalk/ADA improvements for trail access.

Periodic lane reductions on northbound Edgewood Road will occur during the course of the project.


1st Street NW; O Avenue NW Closure
Segments of 1st Street NW and O Avenue NW are closed due to muddy site conditions as tree debris drop-off remains underway. 1st Street NW is closed between I Avenue and Penn Avenue NW; O Avenue NW is closed between 6th Street and 1st Street. The closures will remain in place until weather improves.


Blairs Ferry Road NE Lane Reductions
Starting on Thursday, September 10, traffic traveling on Blairs Ferry Road NE will be reduced to one lane between Crane Lane and Council Street for sewer repairs. The is anticipated to be re-opened by the end of the business day.


C Avenue NE Closure
Starting at approximately 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 10, C Avenue NE will be closed between 38th Street and 39th Street for sewer repairs. The road is anticipated to be re-opened by the end of the business day.


3rd Street SE Closure
3rd Street SE, between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue, is currently closed for pavement, curb and traffic signal improvements. The closure will last approximately three to four weeks, and is associated with the pavement, pedestrian, and streetscape improvements currently taking place on 1st Avenue between 2nd Street and 5th Street.

The 1st Avenue project includes installation of raised pedestrian medians and flashing pedestrian signals in front of the U.S. Cellular Center, decorative fencing and landscaping, and shifting the 1st Avenue trail and crosswalk from one side of the railroad tracks to the other. The project is anticiapated to be completed this fall. 1st Avenue will remain open with lane reductions in effect throughout the project. Crews are currently working on medians, sidewalk and streetscaping.


Collins Road NE Lane Reduction
Starting Tuesday, September 1, traffic traveling westbound on Collins Road NE between Twixt Town Road and Lindale Drive will experience lane reductions as nearby detention basin improvements are underway.  Work is expeccted to take approximtely five (5) days. This work is a carry over from the Collins Road improvements already completed.


Intersection Changes
Traffic control has changed at several intersections. Motorists are encouraged to pay attention to roadway signage and use caution.

16th Avenue SW at Williams Boulevard (former Kmart entrance)
The traffic signal has been permanently turned off and the intersection is now operating as a two-way stop. Traffic on the side street of Williams Parkway still stop for traffic on 16th Avenue.

8th Avenue SW at 1st Street
The traffic signal has been permanently turned off and the intersection is now operating as a two-way stop. Traffic on 8th Avenue will stop for traffic on 1st Street.

Ellis Boulevard NW at F Avenue
The traffic signal has been permanently turned off and the intersection is now operating as an all-way stop (four-way stop).

A Avenue NE at 10th Street
The traffic signal has been permanently turned off and the intersection is now operating as an all-way stop (three-way stop).

These traffic signals will be permanently removed due to changing traffic volumes.

The pedestrian signal located on Bowling Street SW between 26th Avenue and 27th Avenue has also been removed, and will be replaced with a new flashing pedestrian system as part of a roadway improvement project on Bowling Street.


Closure of 8th Street NE I-380 Northbound On-Ramp
Starting Friday, August 7 at approximately 9:00 a.m., the northbound I-380 on-ramp at 8th Street NE will be closed for approximately three (3) months. The closure is associated with safety measures during the Iowa Department of Transportation's bridge improvement project at the I-380 S-Curve. Closing the northbound on-ramp at 8th Street prevents a large volume of vehicles from attempting to merge and make significant lane shifts through the worksite, which could pose a safety hazard. The I-380 southbound on-ramp at 8th Street NE remains open. Northbound I-380 will remain accessible at the following nearby on-ramps:

  • 3rd Street SW and First Avenue West
  • The on-ramp located near the Convention Center (1st Street NE at A Avenue)

Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes. For additional information on the Iowa Department of Transportation's bridge improvements, please contact Newman Abuissa at (319) 365-6986.


Westdale Drive SW Closure
Starting today, August 6, Westdale Drive SW will be right-in/right-out only at the Williams Boulevard intersection, for pavement reconstruction. The closure is associated with Williams Boulevard SW improvements, which stretch from 16th Avenue to the Cedar Rapids city limits. Restrictions at this intersection will be in place the remainder of the construction season.

The Williams Boulevard project includes repairing and replacing pavement, traffic signals, sidewalk ramps, new sidewalk on the north side, and other infrastructure along Williams Boulevard. Lane reductions will be in effect during the course of the project, along with side street intersection closures. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall.


10th Street NW Closure
Starting on Tuesday, July 28, 10th Street NW will be closed between 1st Avenue and B Avenue for pavement improvements. Work is expected to take approximately 4 to 5 weeks, weather permitting.


1st Avenue SW Closure
Starting Tuesday, July 28, 1st Avenue SW will be closed between Johnson Avenue and Leroy Street; and between Hanover Road and Eastview Avenue, for pavement improvements. Work is anticipated to take approximately 4 to 5 weeks, weather permitting.


Old Marion Road NE Closure
Starting Monday, July 27, Old Marion Road NE will be closed between F Avenue and C Avenue for pavement patching. Work is anticipated to take approximately three weeks to complete, weather permitting. The Old Marion Road intersections of F Avenue and E Avenue will remain open. Repairs are associated with improvements taking place on Old Marion Road between Regent Street and C Avenue. The project includes utility improvements, sidewalk ramps, concrete patching, pavement improvements, and placing an asphalt overlay. The project is scheduled to be completed in this fall.


17th Street NE / I Avenue NE Improvements
Effective today, July 20, pavement work will begin on I Ave NE; the road will be closed between 16th Street and 17th Street for approximately three (3) weeks. This is part of improvements to the 17th St NE corridor. Work is also underway on 17th Street, between F Avenue and I Avenue. Lane reductions are currently in place. Improvements in this section include sidewalk, curb and gutter, and storm sewer. The project is scheduled to be completed this September. 


E Avenue NW Improvements Begin
Starting Wednesday, July 22, pavement improvements begin on E Avenue NW. E Avenue will be closed to through traffic between West Post Road and Jacolyn Drive. The full project stretches between West Post Road and Shetland Drive, and is anticipated to be completed by fall 2021. Improvements include pavement repairs, accessible sidewalk ramp upgrades, drainage work and utility improvements. 


 

1st Avenue E Road and Streetscape Improvements
Starting Monday, June 15, 2020, road and streetscape improvements will begin on 1st Avenue E, between 6th Street and 10th Street. Lane reductions will be in effect on 1st Avenue for the duration of the project. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall.

About the Project
The project includes both infrastructure  and streetscape/aesthetic improvements. Infrastructure improvements include asphalt, curb and gutter repairs, sidewalk and ADA improvements. The project also includes new or modified traffic signals at 7th Street, 8th Street, and 10th Street, and will establish two northbound lanes on 8th Street for easier I-380 access. Streetscape improvements include new decorative brick and parkway pavers, tree plantings, decorative parking lot screening, street light upgrading, landscaping and benches.

This project is in partnership with the MedQuarter District; the streetscape and aesthetic improvements are privately funded.


Williams Boulevard and Dean Road SW Project Update | June 4
The temporary frontage road is in place and the contractor is now currently working on grading and subbase before the new road can go in. Weather pending, this work will continue for the next several weeks. Once completed, work will begin on the new roadway surface; we anticipate placing new asphalt by mid-July. The roundabout is still on track to be completed by sometime this August.

Highway 151 remains closed between Beverly Road / Stoney Point Road and just south of Dean Road as a part of the Iowa DOT improvements.

Residents can continue using the intersection of Stoney Point Road and Dean Road to access their neighborhood.  A temporary access road has also been constructed for the local gas station and retirement community. 


Center Point Road NE Two-Way Conversion
29th Street is currently closed between the I-380 on-ramps and Oakland Road. Immediately following the completion of the conversion work, Center Point Road NE will be closed just south of 29th Street for utility work associated with the project. Access to the neighborhood will be open via Center Point Road and J Avenue.

In addition to the conversion, the full project includes replacement of pavement and traffic signals at the intersection of Center Point Road and 29th Street, and medians on 29th Street near the I-380 ramps. The pavement and median work is scheduled to be completed fall of 2020.

Oakland Road NE was converted to two-way traffic in 2018, between 32nd Street and H Avenue.


1st Avenue Downtown Pedestrian Improvements Begin
Starting Thursday, May 14, work begins on pedestrian and streetscaping improvements on 1st Avenue, between 2nd Street and 5th Street downtown. Lane reductions will be in effect for traffic traveling westbound on 1st Avenue; 4th St NE will also be closed between A Avenue and 1st Avenue.

About the Project 
The project includes installation of raised pedestrian medians and flashing pedestrian signals in front of the U.S. Cellular Center, decorative fencing and landscaping, and shifting the trail and crosswalk on 1st Avenue from the west side of the railroad tracks to the east side. The project is anticipated to be completed by August. 1st Avenue will remain open with lane reductions in effect through the project.


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