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Welcome to the City of Cedar Rapids' resource center for contractors and design consultants. 

Spring Contractor Meeting
Annual meeting to provide our contractor community with updates on policies and procedures

SUDAS - Statewide Urban Design and Specifications
Metropolitan Standard Specifications and Details were replaced by SUDAS effective January 1, 2019.
Archived documents can be accessed via the SUDAS page linked above. 

Bid Opportunities
You are invited to bid on City of Cedar Rapids infrastructure projects.

Metropolitan Standard Specifications and Details replaced by SUDAS effective January 1, 2019.

Complete Streets Policy
City Council adopted a Complete Streets Policy, Complete Streets Design Standards, and Sidewalk Master Plan on July 22, 2014.

Project Development and Management Manual 
A resource assembled to guide City project managers and engineering design consultants through the process of developing a capital improvements project, from start to finish. This is a high-level guidance document, which references key standard operating procedures, templates, and information resources used throughout a project.

ROW Planning & Specifications Manual
This manual provides guidance for the selection, design, and specification of streetscape amenities in the Public Right-of-Way (ROW) based on roadway type, adjacent land use, and pedestrian activity. It helps developers and consultants use a holistic approach to ensure all aspects of the ROW are considered during the beginning design stage of a roadway or building project impacting the ROW such as the sidewalk. Some of the streetscape amenities included are:

  • Landscape pavers
  • Tree planting
  • Lighting
  • Transit stops/shelters
  • Benches and trash receptacles
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