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Traffic Closure Notices

Traffic Closure Notices

November 28, 2023

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1st Street NE Reduced to One Lane Between B Avenue and 1st Avenue E

Effective Wednesday, November 29th, southbound traffic on 1st Street NE will be reduced to one lane between B Avenue and 1st Avenue E for construction of Flood Control System (FCS) infrastructure. Work is expected to last until the spring of 2025. Traffic to expect delays, or seek an alternate route.

FCS construction in this area will better protect the City from a flooding event and includes a pump station between the Tree of Five Seasons sculpture and I-380, a new flood wall from 1st Avenue to I-380, and three flood gates located at E and F Avenue (under I-380) and 2nd Avenue SE.


2nd Avenue SE Eastbound Lane Closure
On Thursday, November 30th, the eastbound lane of 2nd Avenue SE will be closed between 3rd Street and 5th Street for crane operations. Work is expected to take a half day. Eastbound traffic to seek an alternate route.


3rd Avenue SE Eastbound Lane Closure
Effective Thursday, November 30th, the eastbound lane of 3rd Avenue SW will be closed between 3rd Street and 2nd Street for water service installation. Work is expected to take 11 days, weather permitting. Eastbound traffic to seek an alternate route.


Wilson Avenue SW Closure
Effective immediately, Wilson Avenue SW is closed between Mallory Street and Haven Court for private sewer repairs. Work is expected to take (3) days. Traffic to follow posted detours, or seek an alternate route.


TIME UPDATE: Nighttime Intermittent Lane Closures on the Bridge Over U.S. 30 from Southbound I-380 to Begin Thursday Night

From the IDOT: If you travel south on Interstate 380 to reach eastbound U.S. 30 near Cedar Rapids, you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip.

Starting on Thursday night, Nov. 16, until Friday, Dec. 8, weather permitting, construction crews will intermittently close lanes on the bridge over U.S. 30 for the southbound I-380 to eastbound U.S. 30 ramp from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily so work can be performed.

Help keep everyone on the road safer. Drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, you should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts. 

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites); or download the free app to your mobile device. 

It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive email/text alerts. Visit https://new.511ia.org/#login to sign up. For instructions and help with this feature, visit https://www.511ia.org/help/section/how-to-create-and-manage-a-511-account.html.

For general information about this project contact John Lamping, Iowa DOT Cedar Rapids construction office, at 515-766-9449 or john.lamping@iowadot.us


16th Avenue SW Lane Reduction

Effective immediately, Thursday, November 9, westbound traffic on 16th Avenue SW is reduced to one lane between Edgewood Road and Wiley Boulevard for sewer repairs. Work is expected to take approximately three (3) weeks.


1st Avenue W Lane Reductions
Starting Monday, April 10, 1st Avenue W will be reduced to one lane each direction from 18th Street W to 15th Street W, as the 1st Avenue west from 18th Street to 10th Street Pavement Rehabilitation and Traffic Signal Improvements project begins. This phase of the project will take approximately six (6) weeks. The full scope of the project includes pavement repairs, traffic signal upgrades, ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps, and storm sewer extension. Additionally, select water valves, hydrants and sanitary sewers will be replaced. The project is anticipated to be completed in late fall.


1st Street W Closure
Starting Wednesday, September 6, 2022, 1st Street W will be closed to all traffic from 1st Avenue W to 2nd Avenue SW, and from 1st Avenue W to E Avenue NW, for permanent flood control construction.  The closure is expected to be in place until fall of 2023. East/west traffic on 1st Avenue will be maintained. 

This phase of permanent flood control construction includes relocating the 1st Avenue and 1st Street W intersection approximately 25 feet to the west to accommodate a future flood gate across 1st Avenue W. Additionally, 1st Street SW will be relocated westward, and 1st Street NW will be elevated over the top of the flood control system.

Learn more about the Flood Control System and projects underway at www.CityofCR.com/FloodControl.


5th Street W Closure Update

Effective Monday, October 9th, the following traffic changes will take place on 5th Street W, as the Ellis Boulevard and 6th Street NW Connector project continues: 

  • 5th Street NW from 1st Avenue W to the north will open to traffic. 
  • 5th Street SW from 1st Avenue W to 2nd Avenue SW will close to traffic. 

This set-up is expected to be in place for approximately 3-1/2 weeks. Detour to be posted. 


6th Street SW Closed for Intersection Improvements
Starting on Monday, May 29, 6th Street SW will be closed to through traffic from south of 76th Avenue to just north of Wright Brothers Boulevard, for intersection improvements on 6th Street at Innovation Drive, including the installation of a roundabout. Businesses south of the closure will have access from Wright Brothers Boulevard, and businesses north of the closure will have access from 76th Avenue. work is expected to last until December 2023. Detours to be posted.

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