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Traffic Closure Notices

February 3, 2023


13th Avenue SW Closure
Effective Monday, February 6, 2023 , 13th Avenue SW will be closed between 1st Street and C Street for storm sewer and curb ramp construction . Work is expected to take two (2) weeks.

Mt. Vernon Road SE Lane Reduction
Effective Monday, February 6, westbound traffic on 8th Avenue/Mount Vernon Road SE will be reduced to one lane between 14th Street and 8th Street for skywalk construction.  Work is expected to take two (2) weeks.

7th Street SE Lane Closure
Effective Wednesday, February 1, the northbound lane of 7th Street SE will be closed between 12th Avenue and 11th Avenue for water service replacement. Work is expected to take three (3) days. Northbound traffic to seek an alternate route.


Wenig Road NE Closure
Effective Thursday, January 26, 2023, Wenig Road NE will be closed between Falcon Drive and Glen Elm Drive for sewer repairs. Work is expected to take four (4) days.

76th Avenue SW Closure
Effective immediately, Monday, January 23, 76th Avenue SW is closed between 18th Street and Irish Drive for a sewer extension. Work is expected to take three (3) weeks, weather permitting. Traffic to follow posted detour or seek an alternate route.

8th Avenue SE Lane Reductions
Effective Tuesday January 17, 8th Avenue SE will be reduced to one lane each direction between 8th Street and 10th Street for skywalk construction. Work is expected to take two (2) weeks, weather permitting.

Center Point Road NE from Coe Road to Lincoln Avenue Construction Update | December 22

The contractor has been finishing concrete work, erecting signage, backfilling dirt, placing temporary seeding, and doing general clean up for over the past few weeks. Work has been suspended for the winter, and the following is in effect:

  • Center Point Road remains one-way, southbound;
  • All traffic is traveling in one lane in the eastern half of pavement;
  • The western half of pavement is blocked off from Lincoln Avenue to F Avenue;
  • All side streets and driveways are open.
The project will resume in the spring when weather allows, with full completion in spring. This will include the remaining western half of pavement from Lake Street to Lincoln Avenue, sidewalks, and permanent pavement markings. including the one-way to two-way conversion from F Avenue to J Avenue.

Additionally, a project to reconstruct the section from Lincoln Avenue to J Avenue will be bid in early 2023 for construction to begin after July 1, 2023. This project will be constructed across two construction seasons, with completion anticipated in the fall of 2024.

Tower Terrace Road NE Open

Tower Terrace Road NE now has two lanes of traffic open from Miller Road east to North Center Point Road. Drivers should use caution along the entire length of roadway due to continued construction. There will be lane shifts on both ends of the project to bring drivers into the eastbound lanes for 2-way traffic. This is required, as the new south interchange bridge is not completed. The speed limit will be 25 MPH until all construction is complete.

Please note that there is NO interstate access from Tower Terrace Road until spring 2023.

Traffic on Tower Terrace Road may experience some delays due to continued construction. All work is anticipated to last until spring or early summer 2023, weather pending.

Any questions should be directed to the Hiawatha Engineering Department at 319-393-1515, ext. 528.

12th Avenue Bridge Closure and Trail Detour 

Effective Friday, September 30, the Cedar River Trail will be closed along the east side of the river between 8th Avenue and 16th Avenue SE, and will be temporarily detoured to 2nd Street SE. Additionally, effective Tuesday, October 4, the 12th Avenue Bridge over the Cedar River will be closed to all traffic between 2nd Street SE and C Street SW for permanent flood control construction. Both will be effective until the spring of 2023.

1st Avenue W Traffic Impact Updates 

Starting Wednesday, September 6, 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.

1st Avenue E Traffic Impacts
Effective Friday, September 9, 1st Street SE between 1st Avenue E and 2nd Avenue SE is restricted as the permanent flood control project continues. Additionally, 1st Street NE has reopened between 1st Avenue E and A Avenue NE.

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