HWY 100 Ribbon Cutting
Iowa Department of Transportation and City of Cedar Rapids Celebrate Opening of Highway 100 Phase Two
The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and City of Cedar Rapids leaders will celebrate the near completion of the final phase of the Highway 100 extension by hosting a ribbon cutting and community bike ride on Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and hear guest speakers Mayor Brad Hart, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz, and Iowa DOT Director Mark Lowe speak on the new state highway. The ceremony will take place on HWY 100 just west of Covington Road. After the commemorative ribbon cutting, the public is invited to bike, walk, or run the highway before it is open to vehicular traffic later this winter.
Ribbon Cutting & Community Bike Ride
DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 1, 1:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Travel westbound on HWY 100, west of Edgewood Road until you see event organizers near the Covington Road interchange. Parking is availalbe along the ramps and on the shoulder of the closed highway.
ACTIVITY: Ribbon cutting and bike/walk/run: HWY 100, between Covington Road and U.S. 30 (approximately 4 miles one-way, 8 miles round-trip).
About the Project
The new four-lane divided highway will open this winter and complete the beltway around the metro area, creating a new connection for those traveling from SW to NE Cedar Rapids. The route utilizes Iowa 100, Collins Road, the Marion Bypass, Iowa 13 / US 151 and US 30. The first four miles of the 100 extension opened in December, 2016. The full route will include an additional crossing of the Cedar River, which will help alleviate traffic congestion on I-380 and Edgewood Road, as well as provide an alternative flood route with a new bridge built above the historic 2008 flood levels.