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April 16, 2021

Williams Boulevard SW Improvements Resume

Starting the week of April 19, improvements resume on the Williams Boulevard SW project, which started last year and stretches from 16th Avenue SW to City limits.

With the start of the project, Williams Boulevard SW will be reduced to one lane each direction while asphalt installation is underway. Lane reductions will be in effect during the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion this year.

Starting May 2, night closures of side street intersections will be in effect as asphalt work continues. Williams Boulevard will remain open, but side street entrances/exits will be closed overnight while work takes place at the intersections. These night closures are anticipated to last approximately two months.  

The Williams Boulevard SW project will repair and replace pavement, traffic signals, sidewalk ramps, and other infrastructure along Williams Boulevard, including the intersections at Wiley Boulevard, Westdale Drive, Wilson Avenue, Edgewood Road, and 16th Avenue. Closing sidewalk gaps is a pedestrian safety priority, and this project will construct sidewalk in the gaps on the north side of Williams Boulevard from Wiley Boulevard to 16th Avenue.


1st Avenue East Westbound Closure

Beginning at 9:00 a.m. this morning, Friday, April  16th, 1st Avenue East will be closed in the westbound direction between 3rd Street and 5th Street for crane operations. Work is expected to take one (1) day. The eastbound lanes will remain open; westbound traffic to follow posted detour, or seek an alternate route.


1st Street SE Full Closure
Effective immediately,  Friday, April 16, 1st Street SE between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue is fully closed to traffic for crane operations. Work will take approximately four (4) hours. This was initially scheduled to only be a southbound lane closure. Traffic to seek an alternate route.


Rogers Road NW Closure
Effective immediately, Wednesday, April  14, Rogers Road NW is closed between Gardner Drive and Timberland Drive for utility work.  Work is expected to take one five (5) days, weather permitting. Traffic to follow posted detour.


7th Avenue SW Closure
Effective Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7th Avenue SW will be closed at 15th Street for water main repair.  15th Street will remain open to traffic; access to 7th Avenue will be from Murray Drive. Work is expected to take one (1) week, weather permitting.


Cedar Valley Nature Trail Re-Opens
On Tuesday, April 13, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail re-opened between the Tait Cummins trailhead and the A Street trailhead (near the Linn County Solid Waste facility), following restoration on a small section of failed pavement.


Center Point Road NE Lane Reductsion

Effective Wednesday, April 14, 2021, Center Point Road NE will be reduced to one lane each direction between 42nd Street and 46th Street for curb repairs. Work is expected to take two (2) weeks, weather permitting.


C Avenue NE Lane Reduction
Starting immediately, southbound traffic on C Avenue NE is reduced to one lane between Brentwood Drive and Greenfield Street for curb repairs.  Work is expected to take twelve (12) days, weather permitting.


1st Street NE Storm Sewer Flood Improvements Begin

Starting Monday, April 5, storm sewer improvements will be underway on 1st Street NE, between A Avenue NE and 1st Avenue East, as part of the City’s permanent flood control system. Lane reductions will be in effect during the course of construction, which is anticipated to be completed by June 2021.

The project includes removing and reconstructing underground storm sewer pipe to consolidate drainage outfalls to the Cedar River, and redirect storm water to a future pump station. Later this summer, work in this area will include the installation of a floodgate on 1st Avenue East at 1st Street; as well as trail, curb, and ADA improvements on 1st Street SE near City Hall in advance of permanent flood control. Temporary traffic signals will be in place at 1st Avenue and 1st Street East during construction in this area.


32nd Street NE Bridge Closure for Improvements

Starting on Monday, April 5, 2021, bridge and roadway improvements will begin on the 32nd Street NE bridge. The bridge will be closed to vehicles for the duration of the construction season; however, pedestrian access will remain open. The project will include alternating closures on each side of the bridge (the east side I-380 on-ramp area first, followed by the west side I-380 on-ramp area).

The project is a joint City and Iowa Department of Transportation project. Overall improvements include I-380 on/off ramp intersection pavement reconstruction, bridge deck rehabilitation, new traffic signals at each end of the bridge, new bridge rail, and ADA sidewalk ramp improvements. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall.


Bridge Maintenance Projects, Lane Restrictions

Starting Wednesday, March 31, bridge railing repairs will be underway on C Avenue NE, between Teakwood Ln and Brentwood Drive, over Dry Creek. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction for approximately two weeks. This is one of several bridge maintenance projects scheduled for spring 2021, focusing on periodic maintenance such as joint repair, pavement, or railing improvements.

Starting the first week of April:

  • 15th Ave SW between 13th St and 18th St
  • Center Point Rd between N Town Ln NE and 51st St NE
  • Lane reductions will be in effect during both projects for approximately two weeks.
The full 2021 Bridge Maintenance list includes:

  • 16th Avenue West between 13th St SW and 18th St SW

  • 15th Avenue East between 13th St SW and 18th St SW

  • Center Point Rd NE between N Town Ln NE and 51st St NE

  • C Avenue NE between Teakwood Ln NE and Brentwood Dr NE

  • 2nd Avenue downtown bridge  


Oakland Road NE Improvements Begin Monday
Starting  Monday, April 5, improvements will begin on Oakland Road NE, between Center Street and Miami Court. Oakland Road will be closed to thru traffic for the duration of the project, with the closure area moving from south to north as construction progresses.

The full project on Oakland Road/Old Marion Road NE stretches from Center Street to Regent Street. Improvements include pavement, on-street bike lanes, sidewalk and ADA sidewalk ramp improvements, and utilities (water main, storm sewer, sanitary sewer). Next year, work will continue from Miami Court to Regent Street on Old Marion Road. It is scheduled for completion fall 2022.


O Avenue NW Construction Update | April 8, 2021

Warm weather has brought an increase in construction activity on O Avenue NW. Pavement removal and base preparation between 20th Street and 21st Street is nearly complete.  Weather permitting, during the week of April 12, the closure will shift west and pavement removal will begin between 21st Street and 23rd Street. When that occurs, 21st Street residents will have access from Ellis Boulevard, driving over the rock sub-base.

Water main installation on 24th Street is now complete, and water main installation in the north shoulder of O Avenue has resumed, starting from 26th Street and going west. The new water main between 24th Street and 26th Street will be tested soon, then the new services will be installed.

Installation of the box culvert in the south shoulder of O Avenue is expected to resume in late May. Relocations of private utilities are now completed.

For more information on the Paving for Progress projects, please visit www.cityofcr.com/pavingforprogress


Edgewood Road NE Improvements Begin

Starting Monday, March 29, improvements will begin on Edgewood Road NE. Work this year will focus on the segment between Town Centre Way NE and Blairs Ferry Road NE. Edgewood Road NE will remain open during the project; lane closures will be in effect during construction, including temporary night closures.  The project is scheduled for completion this fall.

Improvements include replacing the pavement, modifying the traffic signals, adding pedestrian accommodations, and establishing additional turn lanes at the intersection of Edgewood Road and Blairs Ferry Road.

The first phase of the project, between Highway 100 and Town Centre Way, was completed in 2019-2020, and included traffic signal relocation, turn lanes, new decorative medians, sidewalk modifications, and sidewalk ramp construction.


1st Avenue / CeMar Trail Project Continues

Starting the week of March 22, utility work will be underway at the 32nd Street intersection, restricting 1st Avenue traffic from turning east onto 32nd Street Drive SE. These intersection restrictions are only anticipated to last approximately one week.  The full project stretches from 27th Street to 34nd Street. Lane reductions and temporary side-street closures will take place throughout the project area for the duration of the construction season. Access to businesses will be maintained.

In addition to completing the pedestrian underpass, the work this year will also include realigning the 27th Street intersection to improve sight visibility and reduce crashes. Several pedestrian safety enhancements are part of the overall 1st Avenue project, including: new pedestrian-friendly traffic signals at 27th Street, 29th Street, and 32nd Street; sidewalk repairs; ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps at all intersections; and the completion of the ADA-compliant pedestrian path under 1st Avenue, with continuous LED lighting.

All travel lanes will be restored at the end of the project. This is the final year of the two-year project.


42nd Street NE Lane Shifts

Starting Monday, March 22, lane shifts will occur on 42nd Street NE between Emerson Avenue and Ushers Ferry Road as sidewalk ramp replacements begin. One lane of traffic will be maintained in both directions at all times.  Work is expected to take approximately three (3) weeks, weather permitting.


12th Avenue SE Improvements Begin

Starting Monday, March 22, 2021, improvements begin on 12th Avenue SE.

Traffic impacts include closure of the intersection of 12th Avenue and 7th Street SE for initial underground work. The closure will be extended to 10th Street in the weeks ahead, which will remain in place for the majority of the 2021 construction season.

The project stretches from 7th Street to 17th Street SE, and includes pavement improvements, new on-street bike lanes, ADA sidewalk ramp improvements, and utilities (water main, storm sewer, sanitary sewer). It is a two-year project, scheduled for completion in 2022.  


Bowling Street SW Improvements Resume

Starting the week of March 8, 2021, road improvements will resume on Bowling Street SW. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction during the course of the project, which is scheduled for completion summer 2021. 

Work began last year and focused on railroad crossing upgrades between 49th Avenue Drive and 43rd Avenue. The railroad crossing received a new street crossing, new rail signal, and trail/sidewalk crossing upgrades.

This year, construction will focus on pavement improvements on Bowling Street SW between 50th Avenue and Wilson Avenue. In addition to pavement repairs, Bowling Street will also be converted from four lanes (two lanes each direction) to three lanes (one lane each direction with a dedicated center turn lane). This layout results in fewer rear-end crashes and improves safety by providing a shared middle turn lane for drivers making left-hand turns, without impacting traffic flow.


Cedar Valley Nature Trail Closure During Flood Control Project Update | January 7, 2021

Starting today, the Cedar Valley Nature Trail will be closed from 10th Street NE, along McLoud Run, and south to the Cedar Lake Loop located at the northwest corner of Cedar Lake as permanent flood control efforts continue in the area north of Cedar Lake.  A detour has been established along 10th Street NE. Work is currently underway on the first phase of flood control at the Shaver Road NE bridge, over McLoud Run (aka Cold Stream). 

The trail segment in this area will remain closed for approximately the next three years as work is completed at the Shaver Road bridge and levee construction begins. The trail closure is associated with the work taking place at Shaver Road, which will include elevating the bridge and constructing a trail underpass.

To learn more about the City’s permanent flood control system, please visit www.cityofcr.com/floodcontrol.


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