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Traffic Closure Notices

November 23, 2020

34th Street SE Bridge Completed
The bridge replacement project on 34th Street SE just south of Cottage Grove Avenue SE has been completed and 34th Street is now open to traffic. Brief lane restrictions will occur while crews finish installing temporary erosion control and painting pavement markings.

The 34th Street project started in May and included bridge replacement at Spoon Creek, drainage improvements, utility replacement, and pavement repairs. Permanent seeding will take place in the spring with brief lane restrictions.

12th Avenue Bridge Eastbound Lane Closures
On Thursday, November 19, the 12th Avenue Bridge, from C Street SW to 2nd Street SE, will be closed to eastbound traffic for the removal of concrete jersey barriers, which served as a temporary bike/pedestrian detour while the 16th Avenue floodgate was underway. Travel lanes should be fully restored by the end of the day.

1st Avenue East and 7th Street Signal Improvements
On Thursday, November 19, the intersection of 1st Avenue east and 7th Street will temporarily operate as an all-way stop (3-way stop) during the removal of old traffic signals and the installation of new signals. The traffic signal will operate in red-flash mode, and temporary stop signs will be in place. The work is anticipated to be completed by the end of the business day.

The signal replacement is part of improvements taking place on 1st Avenue east, between 6th Street and 10th Street. The project includes both infrastructure and streetscape/aesthetic improvements. Infrastructure improvements include asphalt, curb and gutter repairs, sidewalk and ADA improvements. The project also includes new or modified traffic signals at 7th Street, 8th Street, and 10th Street, and will establish two northbound lanes on 8th Street for easier I-380 access. Streetscape improvements include new decorative brick and concrete parkway pavers, tree plantings, decorative parking lot screening, street light upgrading, landscaping and benches. The project is in partnership with the MedQuarter District; the streetscape and aesthetic improvements are privately funded.

42nd Street NE Lane Reduction
Effective Thursday, November 19, eastbound traffic on 42nd Street NE will be reduced to one lane between Center Point Road and Ozark Street for utility work.  Work is expected to take approximately two (2) days.

Mount Vernon Road SE Lane Reductions
Effective Thursday, November 19, 2020, Mount Vernon Road SE will be reduced to one lane each direction between 15th Street and 19th Street for concrete patch repairs. Additionally, turns onto 15th Street from Mount Vernon Road will be prohibited, and both intersections of 19th Street and Mount Vernon Road will be right-in/right-out only.

3rd Street SW Closure
Effective Tuesday, November 17, 3rd Street SW will be closed between 16th Avenue and 15th Avenue for water main repairs. Work is expected to take one (1) week, weather permitting. Traffic to follow posted detour, or seek an alternate route. 

15th Street SE Closure 
Effective Tuesday, November 17, 2020, 15th Street SE will be closed between 1st Avenue E and 2nd Avenue SE for concrete patch repairs. Work is expected to take three (3) days, weather permitting.

A Avenue NE Closure
Effective Tuesday, November 17, through Friday, November 20, A Avenue NE will be closed between 10th Street and Coe Road for crane operations. Work is expected to last four (4) hours each day. Traffic to seek an alternate route.


33rd Avenue SW Bridge Repairs
Starting Monday, November 9, bridge repair work will be underway on 33rd Avenue SW bridges located between 12th Street and 18th Street SW. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction for approximately two weeks. Work includes joint repair and other maintenance. This is one of several bridge maintenance projects scheduled for winter 2020 – spring 2021, focusing on periodic maintenance such as joint repair, pavement, or railing improvements.

Rail Replacement Continues on 1st, 2nd, 3rd Avenue Bridges
Starting today, Monday, October 12, work is resuming to replace two sections of rail on the 3rd Avenue bridge near the CRST building, as well as additional railing repairs on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Avenue bridges. Crews will work on both sides of the bridges. Traffic flow will not be impacted; intermittent parking restrictions will be in effect near the worksites. The work is expected to take approximately 4 – 5 weeks to complete.

O Avenue NW Closure
Starting Thursday, October 8, O Avenue NW will be closed to through traffic between Koehler Drive and 20th Street. The closure is part of ongoing pavement and utility improvements currently taking place on O Avenue.

The O Avenue project stretches from Edgewood Road to 16th Street NW, and includes full roadway reconstruction, sidewalk replacement, sanitary sewer improvements, drainage improvements, utility relocations, water main replacement, and retaining walls. The work started this spring and is anticipated to take two construction seasons to complete.

Bowling Street SW Construction Update | 11/16/20
Improvements on Bowling Street SW began in September. Traffic will be reduced to one lane each direction during the course of construction. Crews are currently working on railroad work just north of 49th Avenue Drive SW. This has included a temporary full closure on Bowling Street until rail work is completed. Traffic is detoured to 41st Avenue Drive SW to C Street SW to Highway 30. This closure is anticipated to last approximately two more weeks. 

Work will continue as long as winter weather allows, when the project will shut down for the winter and traffic lanes will be restored. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2021. 

The project stretches from 50th Avenue to Wilson Avenue, and includes pavement repairs and replacement, railroad crossing improvements (new rail signals with gates and raised median), and trail and sidewalk upgrades. The project also includes a transition from four lanes (two lanes each direction) to three lanes (one travel lane each direction plus dedicated left turn lane).

Center Point Road / 29th Street NE Construction Update | 10/16/20
Work is complete on 29th Street both east and west of Center Point Road. Work is now progressing within the intersection of Center Point Road and 29th Street. Crews are currently replacing sanitary sewer manholes and installing new storm sewer in the intersection. New pavement will begin to be placed over the next several weeks. The intersection is still scheduled to be open this year.

Westdale Drive SW Closure
Starting today, August 6, Westdale Drive SW will be right-in/right-out only at the Williams Boulevard intersection, for pavement reconstruction. The closure is associated with Williams Boulevard SW improvements, which stretch from 16th Avenue to the Cedar Rapids city limits. Restrictions at this intersection will be in place the remainder of the construction season.

The Williams Boulevard project includes repairing and replacing pavement, traffic signals, sidewalk ramps, new sidewalk on the north side, and other infrastructure along Williams Boulevard. Lane reductions will be in effect during the course of the project, along with side street intersection closures. The project is scheduled to be completed this fall.

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