Public Works

The City of Cedar Rapids has developed a Capital Improvement 10-Year Plan in order to efficiently carry out the Paving for Progress program and use the funds to create the greatest impact to the public’s roadways. The plan outlines improvements to 150 miles of roads in the next ten years. More than 50 percent of all vehicle miles driven in Cedar Rapids will be on roads repaired through Paving for Progress funding.

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.

Balancing Preservation and Reconstruction/Rehabilitation

The plan balances the need to preserve the community’s fair roads while also reconstructing and rehabilitating poor roads. Applying preservation efforts now will extend the life of our roads and prevent the state of deterioration we see today.

Preservation vs. Rehabilitation graph explaining benefits of repairing streets rather than repaving. - Small doses of preservation on roads in good/fair condition extends the life of roads. This extension saves money by eliminating or delaying the higher cost of rehabilitation/reconstruction of failed roads

Learn more about the steps that were taken to develop the City’s Pavement Management Plan.  The video below was developed last year to highlight how the plan will utilize the right treatment, to the right road, at the right time.

Where can I go to learn more?
Residents who will be impacted by specific projects will be contacted directly, with information tailored to their neighborhood. This page will continue to be updated as projects are planned.

To follow the overall progress of the campaign, sign up to receive text or email updates from the City. We'll keep you updated through the CR City Source Newsletter or CR News Now text alerts. You can also connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Have Questions?
For project-specific questions or to leave feedback on roads, please

Click below for an interactive map of upcoming projects:

interactive map of upcoming projects

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