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Traffic Closure Notices

October 29, 2020

E Avenue NW Closure
Effective Thursday, October 29, 2020, E Avenue NW will be closed just east of Bartlet Court NW, for water main replacement. The work is anticipated to last approximately four (4) days. Detour route includes Peace Avenue NW, Midway Drive NW, and Wiley Blvd NW. The work is associated with pavement, drainage, and ADA improvements taking place on E Avenue between West Post Road and Shetland Drive.


Edgewood Road Lane Reductions

  • Effective Tuesday, October 27, 2020, northbound traffic on Edgewood Road NW will be reduced to one lane between 29th Street and Ellis Boulevard for utility work. Work is expected to take two (2) days, weather permitting. 
  • Effective Monday, October 26, 2020, northbound traffic on Edgewood Road will be reduced to one lane between 12th Avenue SW and Franbrook Terrace NW for utility work. Work is expected to take two (2) days, weather permitting.
  • Effective Monday, October 26, northbound traffic on Edgewood Road NE will be reduced to one lane between Fountains Drive and Blairs Ferry Road for utility work. Work is expected to take two (2) days, weather permitting.

Blairs Ferry Road NE Lane Reductions
Effective Monday, October 26, Blairs Ferry Road NE will be reduced to one lane each direction between Sammi Drive and Oakwood Avenue. The City of Cedar Rapids Utility Department is demolishing the water tank located at the intersection of Blairs Ferry Road and Rockwell Drive NE, and work is expected to take two (2) days, weather permitting. Traffic is advised to seek an alternate route, or expect delays.


Wenig Road NE Closure
Effective immediate, Thursday, October 22, Wenig Road NE is closed to traffic between J Avenue and Wenig Court for sewer repairs. Work is expected to take six (6) days, weather permitting.


Old Marion Road NE Substantially Complete
Paving for Progress improvements are substantially complete on Old Marion Road NE. The contractor is finishing remaining sod and general clean-up work. The road re-opened to traffic in September, ahead of schedule. The project stretched from Regent Street to C Avenue NE, and included pavement improvements (concrete patching and new asphalt overlay), ADA sidewalk ramps, and underground utility improvements. The project started in June.


Edgewood Road / Fountain Drive NE
Starting Wednesday,October 14, 2020, median improvements will be underway on Fountains Drive NE (east and west of Edgewood Road). The south Fleet Farm entrance will be temporarily closed; access to Fleet Farm remains open via the north entrance.  The Hy-Vee access at Fountains Drive NE will be right-in/right-out traffic only. Work is anticipated to take approximately two (2) weeks to complete. Additionally, traffic traveling northbound on Edgewood Road will be reduced to one lane between Collins Road and Blairs Ferry Road, for utility work. The utility work is anticipated to take approximately three (3) weeks to complete.


Rail Replacement Continues on 1st, 2nd, 3rd Avenue Bridges
Starting today, Monday, October 12, work is resuming to replace two sections of rail on the 3rd Avenue bridge near the CRST building, as well as additional railing repairs on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Avenue bridges. Crews will work on both sides of the bridges. Traffic flow will not be impacted; intermittent parking restrictions will be in effect near the worksites. The work is expected to take approximately 4 – 5 weeks to complete.


O Avenue NW Closure
Starting Thursday, October 8, O Avenue NW will be closed to through traffic between Koehler Drive and 20th Street. The closure is part of ongoing pavement and utility improvements currently taking place on O Avenue.

The O Avenue project stretches from Edgewood Road to 16th Street NW, and includes full roadway reconstruction, sidewalk replacement, sanitary sewer improvements, drainage improvements, utility relocations, water main replacement, and retaining walls. The work started this spring and is anticipated to take two construction seasons to complete.


Golf Street NE Lane Reductions
Starting Thursday, October 8, 2020, Golf Street NE will experience lane reductions between Dover Street to Regent Street for storm water improvements. The road will remain open in both directions, but traffic will yield to oncoming traffic. Work is anticipated to take three (3)weeks, weather pending.


18th Street SW Closure
Starting Monday, October 5, 18th Street SW between 1st Avenue W and 8th Avenue SW will be closed for pavement reconstruction for approximately three weeks. The work is associated with Paving for Progress improvements taking place on Chandler Street SW, from 10th Avenue to 18th Street, and includes asphalt resurfacing, drainage improvements, water main replacement, sidewalk extension and sidewalk ramp upgrades. The full project is anticipated to be completed fall of 2020.


Bowling Street SW Improvements Begin
Starting Tuesday, September 29, 2020, road improvements begin on Bowling Street SW. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction during the course of the project. 

Starting Monday, October 5, Bowling Street will be closed to all traffic for railroad railroad work just north of 49th Avenue Drive SW (approximately 4700 block). Traffic will be detoured to 41st Avenue Drive SW to C Street SW to Highway 30. This work is expected to last approximately three (3) weeks.

The project stretches from 50th Avenue to Wilson Avenue, and includes pavement repairs and replacement, railroad crossing improvements (new rail signals with gates and raised median), and trail and sidewalk upgrades. The project also includes a transition from four lanes (two lanes each direction) to three lanes (one travel lane each direction plus dedicated left turn lane).


Arizona Avenue NE Closure
Starting Monday, September 28, Arizona Ave NE will be closed between Center Point Road and Lawrence Street for storm water improvements. Work is anticipated to take approximately one (1) month, weather permitting.


Center Point Road / 29th Street NE Construction Update | 10/16/20
Work is complete on 29th Street both east and west of Center Point Road. Work is now progressing within the intersection of Center Point Road and 29th Street. Crews are currently replacing sanitary sewer manholes and installing new storm sewer in the intersection. New pavement will begin to be placed over the next several weeks. The intersection is still scheduled to be open this year.


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.


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