Public Works

Paving for Progress Projects
Highlights of the Upcoming Construction Season 

Council Street NE

  • Construction years: 2019
  • Project area: The project extends from Collins Road to south of 46th Street.
  • Improvements: Complete reconstruction. Drainage and utility improvements; sidewalk on residential side; trail will be extended along the park side from the north park entrance to 42nd Street.
  • Traffic Impacts: Phased full closures anticipated. The contractor will coordinate with the school and local events.
Center Point Road NE

  • Construction years: 2019; future work planned
  • Project area: Primarily between the intersection of Center Point Road and 32nd Street NE, with pavement improvements between 29th Street and 32nd Street.
  • Improvements: Replacement of the intersection at 32nd Street, which includes right and left turn lanes in all directions, and new ADA traffic signals with pedestrian push-buttons. Storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main improvements are also included. 
  • Traffic impacts: Staged closures and travel lane reductions. Business access open at all times; at least one lane maintained at all times.

E Avenue NW and Stoney Point Road NW

  • Construction years: 2018 – 2019
  • Project area: E Avenue NW between Highway 100 and Stoney Point Road; Stoney Point Road from E Avenue to Cherry Hill Park
  • Improvements: Transition to urban-style section with curb, gutter and sidewalk. Roundabout at Stoney Point Road and E Ave
  • Traffic Impacts: Phased full closures.

Ellis Boulevard NW / 6th Street NW

  • Construction years: 2019; 2021-2022
  • Project area: 2019 improvements include pavement rehabilitation between I Avenue and O Avenue. 2021-2022 construction includes the extension between the existing 6th Street NW to Ellis where it meets E Avenue.
  • Improvements: 2019 construction includes pavement and water main improvements. 2021-2022 improvements include connecting 6th Street with Ellis, pavement improvements between 1st Avenue and B / C Avenue, and a roundabout at the new Ellis / E Avenue / 6th Street intersection.
  • Traffic Impacts: Full closures

Forest Drive SE

  • Construction Years: 2019
  • Project Area: Mt Vernon Road to Grande Avenue
  • Improvements: This project includes a mix of pavement resurfacing and reconstruction, as well as storm sewer, water main, and short sections of sidewalk infill. 
  • Traffic Impacts: Phased lane closures and full closures; the reconstruction section from 5th Avenue to Meadowbrook will require a longer closure, lasting up to several weeks.

H Avenue NE and 16th Street NE

  • Construction Years: 2018 – 2019
  • Project Area: The construction zone runs from Oakland Road to D Avenue, and also includes a short section of trail installation along Maplewood Drive from J Avenue to K Avenue.
  • Improvements: This project includes pavement improvements, water main, storm sewer, sidewalk and recreational trail extension.
  • Traffic Impacts: 2019 work will require a full closure of H Avenue between 14th Street and 16th Street. Access to all businesses will be maintained.

Johnson Avenue NW

  • Construction years: 2018 – 2019
  • Project area: Full project stretches from 1st Avenue SW to Midway Drive (just west of Edgewood Road). 2018 work included the section from east of Jacolyn Drive to Shelley Lane. 2019 work includes the segment between 1st Avenue and Jacolyn Drive; and between Shelley Lane and Wesley Drive. 
  • Improvements: Complete pavement replacement, roundabout installation at Jacolyn Drive (2019) and at Wiley Blvd (2018), transition from 4 lanes to 3 lanes (one in each direction and dedicated center turn lane), sidewalk, utility work. 
  • Traffic Impacts: Closure of Johnson Ave and Jacolyn Drive intersection, closure of Johnson Ave and 1st Ave intersection, and lane reductions on Johnson Avenue. Major intersections will not be closed at the same time. Business access open at all times.
Memorial Drive SE (North of Mt Vernon Road)

  • Construction years: 2018 – 2019
  • Project area: Mt Vernon Road to Bever Avenue
  • Improvements: Full reconstruction, including concrete pavement, water main, storm sewer, the addition of sidewalk and minor retaining walls. 
  • Traffic Impacts: 2019 closures will include the section from Mt Vernon Road to north of Buchanan Drive.

Memorial Drive SE (South of Mt Vernon Road) and Mt Vernon Road

  • Construction years: 2018 – 2019
  • Project area: Memorial Drive SE between McCarthy Road and Mt Vernon Road; Mt Vernon Road between 26th Street and Memorial Drive.
  • Improvements: The work on Memorial Drive includes asphalt pavement improvements, water main, and storm sewer. The work on Mt Vernon Road will include asphalt pavement work.
  • Traffic Impacts: Lane reductions on Mt. Vernon Road; full closure on Memorial for portions of the project

Mt. Vernon Road SE

  • Construction years: 2019; 2022-2024
  • Project area: 2019 improvements extend between 26th Street and Memorial Drive and also between 38th Street to East Post Road. 2022-2024 improvements are scheduled between 10th Street and 26th Street.
  • Improvements: 2019 improvements include pavement and utility work. Travel lanes will be reconfigured between 38th Street and East Post Road (two lanes eastbound; one lane westbound; one center turn lane). 40th Street transitions to a signalized intersection for primary access to Hy-Vee; the entrance to Hy-Vee between 40th Street and 42nd Street will become a right-in/right-out only access to improve safety and reduce the number of vehicle crashes. Future 2022-2024 work is under design.
  • Traffic Impacts: Lane reductions. Business access will be open at all times.

12th Avenue SE

  • Construction years: 2019-2021
  • Project area: 2019 - Between 17th Street and 19th Street. 2020 – Between 3rd to 7th Street. 2021 – Between 7th Street and 17th Street. 
  • Improvements: Pavement reconstruction and utility improvements. Future work is under design. 
  • Traffic Impacts: 2019 traffic impacts include full closures. The intersection of 12th Avenue and 19th Street will remain open until the Memorial Drive SE project between Mt Vernon and McCarthy is complete.


The full 2019 Paving for Progress list includes:


1. *3rd Avenue Bridge over the Cedar River
2. 11th Street SW from 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue
3. 12th Avenue SE from 17th Street to McCarthy Road
4. 19th Avenue SW from 11th Street to 9th Street
5. 19th Street NE from C Avenue to E Avenue
6. 1st Avenue West from Leroy Street to Johnson Avenue
7. 1st Avenue West from Stoney Point Road to Broadmore Road
8. 20th Street SE from Bever Avenue to Washington Avenue
9. 22nd Street NE from D Avenue to 1st Avenue
10. 23rd Street NE from D Avenue to A Avenue
11. 23rd Street SE from Meadowbrook Drive to 5th Avenue
12. 28th Avenue SW from 27th Street to 31st Street
13. 29th Street Drive SE (erosion control)
14. 35th Street SE from Mt Vernon Road to Dalewood Avenue
15. 3rd Avenue SE from 1st Street to 19th Street
16. 42nd Street NE from F Avenue to C Avenue
17. 7th Avenue SW from 6th Street to 8th Street
18. 8th Avenue SW from 18th Street to 15th Street
19. 8th Street SW from 5th Avenue to 7th Avenue
20. *Arizona Avenue NE from Center Point Road to Lawrence Street
21. Auburn Drive SW from 12th Avenue to 1st Avenue
22. Broadlawn Drive SE from Green Valley Terrace to Dead End
23. Center Point Road NE from 29th Street to 32nd Street
24. Cherry Hill Road SW from Johnson Avenue to 1st Avenue
25. Council Street NE from south of 46th Street to Collins Road
26. Crestridge Avenue SW from Broadmore Road to 1st Avenue
27. Dairydale Court SE from 32nd Street to Knoll Street
28. Dalewood Avenue SE from 34th Street to 35th Street
29. E Avenue NE from Old Marion Road north to Dead End
30. East Post Road SE from south of Fox Meadow Drive to south of Cottage Grove Avenue
31. Ellis Boulevard NW from I Avenue to O Avenue
32. Forest Drive SE from Grande Avenue to Mt Vernon Road
33. H Avenue NW from 10th Street to Ellis Road
34. *H Avenue NE from 14th Street to 16th Street; 16th Street NE from H Avenue to D Avenue
35. *Johnson Avenue NW from 1st Avenue to Wesley Drive
36. Matthew Drive SW from 29th Street to 25th Street
37. Meadowlark Lane NW from 1st Avenue to Skyline Drive
38. *Memorial Drive SE from McCarthy Road to Mt Vernon Road
39. *Memorial Drive SE from Mt Vernon Road to Bever Avenue
40. *Midway Drive NW from West Post Road to Zelda Drive and from Alma Drive to Wiley Boulevard
41. Mt Vernon Road SE from 38th Street to East Post Road
42. Outlook Drive SW from 29th Avenue to Clover Drive
43. Park Avenue SE from 19th Street to 21st Street
44. Ravenwood Terrace NW from Edgewood Road to 29th Street
45. Silverthorne Road NE from Coppermill Road to Dead End
46. Stoney Point Road NW from E Avenue to Cherry Hill Park
47. Teakwood Lane NE from C Avenue to Purple Drive
48. Washington Avenue SE from 19th Street to 20th Street
49. Willow Street SW from 29th Street to 25th Street
50. Zelda Drive NW from Midway Drive to 400 Zelda Drive

*Continued from 2018 construction season.


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