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Posted on: July 24, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: July 24, 2020

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To help our community stay updated on current ongoing street construction projects in the area, the City of Cedar Falls is launching weekly updates. This includes a brief notice on the current status of the project and what residents can expect in the upcoming days. This information will be shared both on the City website under ’Our City News’ and on the Cedar Falls engineering page at www.cedarfalls.com/engineering as well as the City Facebook and Twitter pages (@citycf). 

You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including our weekly notices) straight to your email by visiting www.cedarfalls.com/notify and selecting the appropriate project. 

Construction Updates: July 24, 2020


Downtown Streetscape (project located on 2nd/3rd Street):

East 3rd Street was opened to traffic on Tuesday, July 21. Parking areas on the north side of West 3rd have been completed. Paving will continue on the south side the week of July 27. Sidewalk pavers will begin the week of August 3. The intent is to open to traffic the week of August 3.  West 2nd St closed to traffic from Main St to the east side of the alley beginning Tuesday, July 21 to allow for demolition, sanitary sewer and water main work to begin. There will be a short shutdown in the intersection of 2nd and Main (southbound lane only) Monday, July 27 starting at 5:00 am for a new water main tie in. There will be a half-day shutdown in the northbound lane adjacent to the 302 building on Thursday, July 27.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the Streetscape project at www.cedarfalls.com/downtown

West 1st Street/Hwy 57 - Phase 2 (project located West 1st Street/HWY 57-Franklin Street to Hudson Road): 

Paving operations from Ellen St. to Division St. to be completed on Friday, July 24. Additional temporary paving to be completed near Ellen St. during the week of July 27. Sidewalk and retaining wall placement continuing along the south side up to Division St.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2021

Learn more about the West 1st Street/HWY 57 project at www.cedarfalls.com/Hwy57Expansion.

West 12th Street Reconstruction (project located West 12th - Tremont to College Streets, Walnut - 11th to 12th Streets):

West 12th Street is currently closed from Tremont to College Street. Contractor is finishing up driveways and sidewalks along 12th St and cleaning out rock and left-over concrete from the right of way before laying topsoil and seed. Contractor is also working on correcting the sanitary manholes. Next steps will be the topsoil and seed as well as cleaning off the street itself. 

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the West 12th Street Reconstruction Project (part of the Cedar Falls annual street construction program) at www.cedarfalls.com/streetconstructionprogram. 

Cedar Falls Permeable Alley Project (project located 4th/5th Street on Tremont and Iowa, 22nd and Seerley on Tremont and Franklin):

Alley on 4th/5th Street on Tremont and Iowa is closed. The alley on 22nd Street is also closed temporarily to make a connection from the alley to the storm intake across 22nd Street. 4th/5th Alley has both collars poured as well as approaches. Currently, we are waiting for the removal of one driveway approach as well as curb and gutter so the contractor can come in and pour back the driveway. The 22nd/Seerley alley is 95% rocked and subdrain installed other than the Seerley approach. 

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the Permeable Alley Project at www.cedarfalls.com/PermeableAlleys.

Additional 2020 Annual Street Construction Updates (all projects expected to be completed by Fall 2020):

Lilac Lane - Rownd St. to McClain Dr.: Street is currently closed from McClain - halfway to Rownd.  Mainline paving was completed last week with driveway approaches. Sidewalk work continues this week and into the week of July 27. Sod Placement is tentatively scheduled for the week of July 27 or the week of August 3. Roadway will open up after full concrete cure on new pavement.

Madison Street- Valley Park to Waterloo Road: Street is currently closed from Valley Park to Whiteway. Main line paving has been completed. Driveway approaches are continuing this week and into the week of July 27. Sod Placement is tentatively scheduled the week of July 27 or the week of August 3. The roadway will open up after full concrete cure on new pavement.

11th Street - Division Street to College Street: Street is currently closed from Division to Catherine. Curb and gutter have been poured. Driveway approaches being worked on this week with asphalt tentatively scheduled for the week of July 27.

Union Road - 1st St./HWY 57 to N.C.L: Currently there is a single lane closure with flaggers and pilot car alternating stop/go to monitor and direct traffic. Culvert and apron work to be completed by the end of the week. On July 28, the contractor is scheduled to begin Cold-in-Place recycled asphalt operations. 

Note, construction on the following streets listed as part of the 2020 Annual Street Program are complete: Clearview Drive (Primerose to Orchard), Chateau Court (4th Street to Cul-de-sac), Holmes Drive (4th Street to Holmes Junior High), Carlton Drive (Lilac Lane to Maplewood Drive), Seerley Blvd. (Valley Park to Melrose Drive), Ashland Ave. (Acorn Lane to Pin Oak Drive).

Construction on 26th Street-Iowa Street to Tremont Street has not yet started. 

Visit www.cedarfalls.com/streetconstructionprogram for more information on the 2020 Annual Street Construction Program. 

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