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8th Avenue SW from 15th Street SW to Rockford Road

Thank you for your patience. This project was completed at the end of June 2023. 

The project included full pavement reconstruction of 8th Avenue SW from 15th Street to Rockford Road and of Rockford Road from 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue.  The new Stadium Court SW cul-de-sac was also constructed to provide access to two houses. In addition to pavement reconstruction, storm sewer and water system upgrades were completed. ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps were added to existing sidewalks and pedestrian crossings.

City staff and the contractor’s project managers worked closely with the Cedar Rapids Kernels to ensure no disruption or loss of access to baseball games.

BeforeAfter_8th Ave SW

Project Background: 

8th Avenue SW from 18th Street to 6th Street was identified early in the Paving For Progress program as a roadway requiring major work. Previous phases included work from 10th Street to 6th Street and 18th Street to 15th Street. During planning for the portion from 15th Street to Rockford Road, Utilities/Water Engineering requested replacing the water main on Rockford Road from 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue be included with the project due to its condition. This led to adding the Rockford Road reconstruction to the project. Bids were received virtually on 26 January 2022. Boomerang Corporation of Anamosa, IA, was the successful bidder.

Planned Improvements:
  • New water main on Rockford Road from 3rd Avenue to 8th Avenue, plus replacing valves and hydrants along 8th Avenue from 15th Street to Rockford Road.
  • Replacing storm sewer pipes and intakes along both roadways to improve drainage conditions, including adding a stormwater detention basin in the area bounded by Rockford Road, 8th Avenue, and Stadium Court.
  • Pavement reconstruction of both 8th Avenue and Rockford Road.
  • Rockford Road reconstruction and Stadium Court construction were completed in 2022.

Reference Materials:
Virtual Project Presentation (2021)
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