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16th Ave SE Floodgate Stats April 7

16th Ave SE Floodgate Stats April 7

April 1, 2020

16th Avenue SE Floodgate Starts April 7

Logo for Flood Control SystemCEDAR RAPIDS, IA – April 1, 2020 – Construction is scheduled to begin on the 16th Avenue SE floodgate on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The 16th Avenue Bridge will be closed to motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists starting April 7 and is scheduled to re-open this fall. The contractor may begin bringing in equipment starting as early as April 2, 2020.

A detour has been established for both motorists and trail users via the 12th Avenue Bridge.

A map of the trail detour for cyclists can be found on the City’s website HERE.

Access to Czech Village will remain open via C Street SW and 16th Avenue SW. The intersection of 2nd Street SE and 16th Avenue SE in NewBo will also remain open. Detour signs and "Business Access Open" signs will also be in place.

To combat the spread of COVID-19, the contractor will be following safe worksite practices while construction is underway.

Project Highlights
The 16th Avenue SE floodgate rolls across the road, closes, and locks into place in approximately 45 minutes, protecting the community and neighborhood to the 2008 flood volume. The gate will be approximately 14 feet high and 67 feet long. The project is anticipated to be completed in fall 2020. A similar gate is planned for the west side of the bridge in 2022.

2020 Flood Control Projects
Several flood control projects are on track to begin this construction season, including:

Lot 44 Levee (between 9th Ave – 12th Avenue SE)
Construction: May 2020 – May 2021
Project details: Lot 44 parking restrictions will be in place during construction. Levee will protect to the 2008 flood volume.
Amphitheatre Restroom
Construction: May 2020 – May 2021
Project details: Built-in floodwall, plus storage for events.
3rd Avenue SE Floodgate
Construction: September 2020 – Spring 2021
Project details: 3rd Avenue closed during construction. Gate protects to the 2008 flood volume.

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