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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Weekly Construction Updates: October 23, 2020

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Stay updated on ongoing street construction projects! Scroll down to receive the latest news and learn what you can expect in the coming week. You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including weekly notices) straight to your email by visiting and selecting the appropriate project. 

Construction Updates: October 23, 2020

Downtown Streetscape (project located on 2nd Street):

Crews will continue working on the concrete edge restraint and repairs along E 2nd Street. The brick paver contractor is expecting to continue work on the W 2nd Street sidewalks through a majority of this next week, then jumping over to E 2nd after the concrete work is finished. When colder temperatures arrive that may dip below freezing, the brick paver contractor will be limited to working once the temperatures are above freezing for a majority of the day. This is related to the materials used to secure the pavers into place, and their workability under colder temperatures.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the Streetscape project at

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

For the week of October 26th, traffic will continue to be head-to-head on the southern lanes between Ellen Street and Walnut Street. Sidewalk, sod, and other landscaping placement will continue adjacent to the newly paved northern lanes. Due to weather the next traffic switch will be delayed till later in the week or into the following weekend where traffic will be shifted to the far outside lanes as crews complete the remaining center turn lane paving.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2021

Learn more about the West 1st Street/HWY 57 project at

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

During the week of October 26th, the contractor will continue with retaining wall placement, stair placement, placement of roadway signs, and backfilling behind recently completed items. After completion of all roadway items by the contractor, Walnut St. will be opened to traffic tentatively at the end of the week. Additional final out items will continue to be addressed by the contractor as the project comes to an end.

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 

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

A punch list is being compiled to be sent to the Contractor in order to button up any correction on the alley's. After the punch list is completed, this project will be completed and able to start the final out process.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the Permeable Alley Project at

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

 26th Street (Iowa Street to Tremont Street): 26th Street has had all roadwork and curb now installed. The contractor will be finishing the sidewalk work within a few days. Final items, including grading and landscaping, will take place this following week.

Visit for more information on the 2020 Annual Street Construction Project.

Additional Construction Note: 

Clay Street Park- Water Quality Improvements Project (West 15th Street, Clay Street, West 16th Street): Currently single lane closures adjacent to job site. During the week of October 26th, the contractor will continue with sidewalk placement, completion of the park's biocell plantings, and additional site cleanup at Clay Street Park.  Over the next few weeks, the contractor will start construction on the second required biocell located at 15th Street and Franklin Street. Additional sidewalk placement and new ADA compliant ramps are to be placed adjacent to the second biocell. The Clay Street Park permeable alley is scheduled to be opened later in the week, depending on weather. 

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