Paving for Progress Now in Third Construction Season
The City of Cedar Rapids is planning to tackle more than 30 road improvement projects this season using the local option sales tax. The City is entering its third construction season in the Paving for Progress campaign, and has completed approximately 40 projects across the community to date (approximately 15 miles of roadway) and has invested approximately $26.2 million as of February 2016. All projects that were scheduled to be completed in fall 2015 were successfully completed.
The City anticipates spending approximately $18 million this construction season on road improvements utilizing the local option sales tax for streets.
The projected 2016 list of projects includes (approximately 8 miles of roadway):
- B Ave NW from Highland Dr to 8th St
- West Post Rd NW from Plainview to E Ave
- Oakland Rd NE from H Ave to J Ave
- 14th Ave SE from 36th St to 42nd St
- 7th St SE from 4th Ave to 12th Ave (also Two-Way Conversion)
- 8th Ave SW from L St SW to 7th St SW
- Seminole Valley Rd NE from Fords Crossing Rd to 42nd St NE Phase 1
- 42nd St NE from Edgewood Rd to RR
- Edgewood Rd SW from E Ave to F Ave
- 1st Ave Bridge over Cedar River
- 29th St Dr SE from 1st Ave to Tama St
- McCarthy Rd SE from 19th St to Memorial Dr SE
- Northwood Dr NE from South of Brookland Dr to 42nd St
- Leroy St SW from Johnson Ave to 1st Ave and Spencer Dr SW
- Park Place NE from Council St to North Park Place Lane
- 34th St NE from 1st Ave to west of F
- 7th St SE from 10th Ave to 11th Ave
- Bayberry Dr SW from Cameo to Edgewood
- Bramble Rd SW from 29th Ave to 33rd Ave
- Burch Ave NW from 24th St to 19th St
- Cameo Ln SW from Pebble to 33rd Av
- Carriage Dr SW from Bramble to Chapel
- Chapel Dr SW from 29th to Bayberry
- Coral Ln SW from Cameo to Eden Ln
- Eden Ln SW from Bayberry to 33rd
- F Av NW from 4th St to Ellis Blvd
- F Av NE from Estroy to Old Marion
- Hazel Dr NE, from Elmhurst to House 1247
- Madison St NE from Glass to 29th St
- Pebble Dr SW from Chapel to Bramble
- 3rd St SW from 16th Ave to 19th Ave
- Mansfield Ave SE from 30th St to 31st St
Creating a strategic 10-year plan enables the City to allocate funding to the best and highest use, relying on a prioritization list that is data driven, impartial, and measurable.The Paving for Progress program, made possible by the one-percent local option sales tax, allows the City to utilize a pay-as-you-go funding source, rather than selling bonds and incurring debt. The City will collect updated pavement condition data on our streets and re-evaluate the plan every two years, to ensure the plan is supporting the best and highest use of funding.
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