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2021 Paving for Progress Season Gets Underway

2021 Paving for Progress Season Gets Underway

April 1, 2021

The 2021 Paving for Progress construction season is kicking off, with almost 40 projects planned for this construction season, including residential, collectors, and main arterial roads.

Work is already underway on O Avenue NW and 12th Avenue SE. Projects starting soon include Oakland Road NE, Council Street NE, and Cottage Grove Avenue SE, which include complete reconstructions, new underground utilities, and pedestrian accommodations. Additional projects will come online in the weeks ahead.

Residents can read more details on all the major projects at www.cityofcr.com/pavingforprogress.

The full 2021 Paving for Progress list includes:

  • 12th Avenue SE from 7th Street to 17th Street
  • 22nd Street NE and B Avenue Intersection
  • 26th Avenue/11th Street SW from 27th Avenue to 12th Street
  • 30th Street SE from Pioneer Avenue to Mt Vernon Road
  • 32nd Street NE from Rosewood Court to Madison Street
  • 66th Avenue SW from CRANDIC Railroad to 8th Street
  • 6th Avenue SE from 16th Street to 17th Street
  • 6th Street SW from Wilson Avenue to 33rd Avenue
  • 8th Avenue SE from 14th Street to 16th Street (asphalt portion)
  • 9th Avenue SW from Cleveland Street to 8th Avenue
  • A Avenue NE from 23rd Street to 24th Street
  • B Avenue NE from 24th Street to 27th Street
  • B Avenue NW from 19th Street to 18th Street
  • Barkwood Drive NE
  • Blake Boulevard SE from Forest Drive to Grande Avenue (asphalt portions)
  • *Bowling Street SW from 50th Avenue to Wilson Avenue
  • Burch Avenue NW from 13th Street to 15th Street
  • C Street SW from Bowling Street to Handley Drive
  • Chandler Street SW and 20th Street SW Loop
  • Cleveland Street SW from 1st Avenue to 9th Avenue
  • Cottage Grove Avenue SE from 1st Avenue to Forest Drive
  • Council Street NE from Collins Road to Blairs Ferry Road
  • *E Avenue NW from Jacolyn Drive to Shetland Drive
  • Edgewood Road NW from Ellis Road to Bridge
  • Falcon Drive NE from Sally Drive to Glass Road
  • Greenfield Street NE from Oakwood Avenue to C Avenue
  • J Avenue NW from 11th Street to 13th Street
  • Jonathan Lane NW from Olive Drive to Orchard Drive
  • Kilimanjaro Drive NE
  • L Street SW from 28th Avenue to Diagonal Drive
  • *O Avenue NW from Edgewood Road to 20th Street
  • Oakland Road NE from Center Street to Regent Street
  • Oakwood Avenue NE from Fernwood Drive to North end; the east end of Arrowhead Lane NE
  • Purple Drive NE
  • Reynolds Avenue SW from Cleveland Street to 21st Street
  • Shetland Drive NW from Midway Drive to E Avenue
  • Southgate Court SW
  • Southridge Drive SW
  • *Wiley Boulevard NW from Cedar Crest Court to Rogers Road

*Continued from 2020 construction season.


  • Approximately $122 million invested into our roads
  • More than 60 linear miles of roadway improved
  • Over 200 projects completed to date
  • 70% of completed projects have been residential
  • 30% of completed projects have been arterial

PAVING FOR PROGRESS – The Local Option Sales Tax for Street Repairs

  • 1 percent local option sales tax
  • Sales tax generated by Cedar Rapids residents as well as visitors who shop/dine in our community
  • 10-year investment: went into effect July 1, 2014 and expires on June 30, 2024, unless otherwise renewed
  • Provides approximately $20 million annually
  • Funds are set aside solely for the maintenance, repair, construction and reconstruction of public streets


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