Paving for Progress
Before & After Highlights
See transformative before and after photos on recent projects. Includes information on the project's completion date and construction cost.
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Paving for Progress Summary Sheet
Get a basic overview of the Paving for Progress program, how it's funded, how we prioritize roads, and program impacts to date.
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The City of Cedar Rapids is committed to reporting back to the public the projects, results, and improvements of the Paving for Progress program.
This 5-Year Report lists all the projects that have been funded or partially funded through the local option sales tax between 2014 - 2018.
Updated // Paving for Progress Management Plan
The City developed the 10-year management plan using pavement condition data collected on every Pavement detection vehicle roadway in Cedar Rapids. The data is collected by a vehicle that drives the surface of the roads and collects data on texture, pavement distress, and roughness. Fresh data is collected every two years, and the plan is updated accordingly.
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Public Works Department will post project presentations online instead of holding in-person neighborhood meetings.
Click the interactive map below for details on finished projects or those underway:
ABOUT THE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX
Cedar Rapids voters passed a one percent sales tax for street repair in November of 2013, which went into effect July 1, 2014, approving 10 years of funding. The public voted again in November 2021 to renew the tax for an additional 10 years. At present, the local option sales tax is set to expire on June 30, 2034. Paving for Progress will capitalize on approximately $20 million annually, set aside solely for the maintenance, repair, construction and reconstruction of public streets.