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Traffic Closure Notices

May 25, 2022


1st Street SW Northbound Lane Closure
Effective immediately, Wednesday, May 25, 1st Street SW is closed to northbound traffic between 11th Avenue and 8th Avenue for storm sewer improvements associated with permanent flood control. Work is expected to take approximately five (5) weeks, weather permitting. The southbound lane is open; northbound traffic to follow posted detour or seek alternate route.


Edgewood Road NW Lane Reductions
Beginning today, Wednesday, May 25, Edgewood Road NW will be reduced to one lane each direction between 1st Avenue and Sue Lane for utility pole replacement. Additionally, the intersections of Franbrook Terrace and Ravenwood Terrace will have right-in, right-out access only. Work will take three (3) days.


Mt. Vernon Road SE Lane Reduction

Effective Monday, May 23, westbound traffic on Mt. Vernon Road SE will be reduced to one lane between 32nd Street and 30th Street for utility work. Work is expected to take one (1) week.


L Street SW Closure at 15th Avenue as Roadway Improvements Continue

Effective Thursday, May 12, L Street SW will be closed at 15th Avenue SW for roadway surfacing associated with the 15th Avenue SW from 4th Street to C Street Rehabilitation project.  Local access to houses will be maintained, as well as westbound traffic on 15th Avenue. Access onto or across 15th Avenue from L Street will not be permitted. Work is expected to take two (2) weeks, weather permitting. Traffic to seek an alternate route.

Additionally, westbound traffic continues to be reduced to one lane on 15th Avenue between C Street and 4th Street with access restricted to 15th Avenue from some side streets. This project stretches from C Street to 4th Street, and includes pavement patching, intersection reconstruction, the installation of ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, replacement of driveway approaches, partial sidewalk improvements, and an asphalt overlay.

The project is expected to be completed by the end of fall 2022, with the lane reduction moving from the north lane to the south lane approximately mid-summer.


Center Point Road NE from Coe Road to Lincoln Avenue Construction Update | May 10

Starting Monday, May 9, Center Point Road NE was reduced to one lane (left lane closed) from Coe Road to Lincoln Avenue for utility and roadway improvements. The improvements will be constructed one side at a time with the lane closure anticipated to move from the left side to the right side later this summer.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of fall 2022, with a second phase from Lincoln Avenue to J Avenue to follow in 2023.


Oakland Road NE Improvements Resume Next Week

Improvements have resumed on Oakland Road NE, between Miami Court and Regent Street. 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). The project is expected to wrap up this fall.


Blairs Ferry Road NE Lane Reductions

Effective Monday, May 2, lane reductions will occur in both directions on Blairs Ferry Road NE between 2nd Avenue and 6th Avenue in Hiawatha for railroad crossing improvements.. Work is expected to take four (4) weeks. Traffic should expect delays, or seek an alternate route.


B Avenue NW Closure

Effective Monday, May 2, B Avenue NW will be closed between 17th Street and Highland Drive for roadway improvements. Work is expected to take three (3) weeks, weather permitting.


C Street SW Construction Update | May 11
This project is expected to be complete this summer. The new intersection of C Street SW and Wilson Avenue Drive is now partially open. Turns to the north from Wilson Avenue Drive to C Street SW are allowed. The south leg of the intersection will remain closed for continuing work. One-way traffic will be allowed from Wilson Avenue Drive SW to Lauren Drive SW.  Traffic will be completely open in both directions between Lauren Drive and Hawthorne Drive SW. Upcoming work includes new sidewalk near Tanager Place and the completion of sidewalks, sidewalk ramps, and intersection details.

Traffic remain one-way northbound between Handley Drive SW and Lauren Drive SW.


6th Street SW Construction Update | May 11
Active construction continues on the east side of 6th Street SW including sidewalk installation up to 27th Avenue and retaining wall construction between Cherry Drive and 27th Avenue. Shortly, work on the retaining wall south of Hometown Auto Group will begin. As the retaining walls are completed, sidewalk installation between Wilson Avenue and 27th Avenue will follow. Finished grading, topsoil placement, sodding, and placement of permanent signage will also be starting soon.

On the west side, the old asphalt on 6th Street from north of Wilson Avenue to the north entrance to Altorfer Machinery has been milled. Remaining milling to south of 33rd Avenue is expected to be completed by early June. Remaining water main installation on the west side, from 27th Avenue to Wilson Avenue, is expected to begin shortly.

Storm sewer and culvert installation on the west side will follow the water main work. When that occurs, traffic will be shifted to the east half of the roadway with a single travel lane provided in each direction.


Center Point Road NE from Coe Road to Lincoln Avenue Construction Update | May 10
Starting Monday, May 9, traffic was reduced to one lane (left lane closed) from Coe Road to Lincoln Avenue for utility and roadway improvements. The improvements will be constructed one side at a time with the lane closure anticipated to move from the left side to the right side later this summer.

Work is expected to be completed by the end of fall 2022, with a second phase from Lincoln Avenue to J Avenue to follow in 2023.


12th Avenue SE - Phase II Construction Update | May 10
Improvements continue on the final phase of 12th Avenue SE. The project is expected to be complete this summer. The contractor has finished all sanitary sewer work in the area and is nearly complete with water main work. Storm sewer work will begin soon. The contractor expects to pave the final stretch of 12th Avenue in early June, followed by driveways and sidewalks.

12th Avenue will remain closed between 15th Strete and 19th Street until the project is complete.


Lindale Trail Project Begins | May 2

The City of Cedar Rapids will start work on the Lindale Trail Phase 1 project this month. Blairs Ferry Road will remain open throughout the course of the project with at least one lane of traffic in each direction. Starting this week, outside lane closures will go into effect along Blairs Ferry Road for approximately two weeks in preparation for construction. Construction work is scheduled to begin May 9. Access to the Collins Aerospace driveway nearest Oakwood Avenue NE will be closed or have reduced width during the initial construction phase.

Work includes the extension of the trail from its current terminus near C Avenue NE and Blairs Ferry Road to Council Street. The project includes 10 foot wide trail, pedestrian tunnel under Blairs Ferry Road, updated ADA crossings at the C Avenue NE and Blairs Ferry Road intersection and at Rockwell Drive NE, and new sidewalk connections to nearby businesses. New trees will be planted along the trail. The project will also incorporate stormwater work and water main improvements.

The project is scheduled to be completed in fall 2022.


 

Edgewood Road SW Lane Reductions

On Wednesday, April 20, traffic signal and curb ramp repairs will begin on Edgewood Road SW.  For approximately four (4) weeks, northbound traffic on Edgewood Road SW will be reduced to one lane at the intersections of 29th Avenue and 12th Avenue. Once work is completed in the northbound lanes, work will begin in the southbound lanes of these intersections. Southbound traffic will then be reduced to one lane for approximately four (4) weeks.


O Avenue NW Closure

Starting on Tuesday, March 15, O Avenue NW will be closed to thru traffic between Edgewood Road and 27th Street, as part of ongoing pavement and utility improvements. The closure will begin just west of 27th Street and move west as work progresses. This construction season, traffic impacts will include rolling full closures and lane closures throughout the O Avenue project.  

This year’s work on O Avenue focuses on the segment between Edgewood Road and 27th Street NW. The project includes complete roadway reconstruction, sidewalk, storm sewer, water main, sanitary sewer improvements, and installation of retaining walls in select areas. This year is scheduled to be the final year of improvements along the O Avenue corridor, with upgrades spanning four years.


C Street SW Improvements to Resume March 22

Starting on Tuesday, March 22, improvements are set to resume on the C Street SW project, which started last year and stretches from Bowling Street to Handley Drive.

C Street SW will be closed to thru-traffic while work is underway. The closure will begin at Bowling Street SW and end at Wilson Avenue Drive, with work expected to be completed by summer. The intersection of C Street SW and Wilson Avenue Drive will be fully closed for approximately three weeks, beginning on Tuesday, March 22. Traffic may follow the marked detour route, from 41st Avenue Drive SW to Bowling Street. This construction season, traffic impacts will include rolling full closures and lane closures throughout the C Street project.  

This project will compete improvements along C Street SW that started last year, including pavement resurfacing, water main, storm sewer, ADA sidewalk ramp improvements, and installation of new sidewalk. 


1st Street SE Southbound Closure

Effective immediately, Monday, March 14, 1st Street SE is closed to southbound traffic between 3rd Avenue and 4thAvenue for storm sewer improvements associated with permanent flood control. Work is expected to take approximately three (3) months. The northbound lane is open; southbound traffic to follow posted detour or seek alternate route.


Portion of Sac & Fox Trail to Close for Indian Creek Waterway Cleanup

Portions of the Sac & Fox Trail will close beginning Monday, December 13. Contractors will be cleaning up and removing debris and trees damaged in the August 2020 reecho along the Indian Creek waterway. The first section to close is from the Bertram Road railroad bridge (at the confluence of Indian Creek and the Cedar River) to the intersection of the trail with Mount Vernon Road (see map). The length of the closures has not yet been determined.


North Side Portion of Cedar Lake Trail Closed | October 26

The southern portion of Cedar Lake Trail was reopened Monday. The northern portion of the trail is now closed and will remain closed for approximately two years for construction of the flood control system. Click map showing closed section (red) and open section (green).


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