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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 8, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of August 8, 2022.

Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project: For the week of August 8, the City's contractor, Owen Contracting, Inc., will continue with paving operations with the placement of curb and sidewalks. Other crews will start installing light pole foundations on the west side of Center Street to work ahead. Grading operations will continue on the east side as crews will work to start building the bioretention cells between the edge of the road and the newly placed sidewalk. Center Street is currently in a one-way pattern for northbound traffic between Lone Tree Road and Clair Street. 

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction (Located at Cedar Heights and Huntington. Cedar Heights is closed North of Huntington Roundabout): For the week of August 8, the City's contractor, PCI, will be working in the new construction limits, north of the Huntington roundabout, removing pavement and starting to place the new underground storm sewer and water service utilities. Crews will also be working on grading adjacent to the new roadway to accommodate the wider pavement. Those who live in the closure limits will have alternative access either to the north limits or south via temporary rock access until new driveways can be established. Prairie Street access will be returned to Cedar Heights and the temporary access will be closed to reduce cut-thru traffic. Huntington will be connected to the new roundabout by temporary pavement and will provide access south onto Cedar Heights Drive.  

Get more information on the Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction Project at www.cedarfalls.com/1630/Cedar-Heights-Dr-Reconstruction

West Viking Industrial Park, Phase V (Located on Venture Way and Technology Parkway): For the week of August 8, the City's contractor, PCI, will continue with underground utility work on watermain, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer placement. Underground utility crews are starting to reach the northern section of the project near the future Venture Way extension. Within the month, paving operations are to start for the southern half. Mass grading operations will continue as weather allows. As dryer conditions continue in summer, the contractor will be working to place dust control elements throughout the project. 

Get more information on the West Viking Industrial Park Expansion at www.cedarfalls.com/1648/West-Viking-Industrial-Park-Expansion

Cyber Lane: All change order items (sidewalk patching, tree removal, and grading for improved sight triangle, etc.) have been completed. Signage has been placed. The contractor has requested a final grade inpsection on topsoil. They will be ready for the seeding window that begins on August 10.

Union Road Recreational Trail (located at Beaver Road intersection onto Union Road): The contractor is working on mowing the ditches and maintaining Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) controls until they are able to seed. 

Get more information on the Union Road Recreational Trail project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1645/Union-Road-Trail-Project.

Greenhill Road and South Main Street Intersection (Closure: Southbound traffic of Main Street on the north side of the intersection): The contractor has shifted to the Phase 3 traffic pattern with the segment of South Main Street adjacent to Fareway now closed to traffic. The detour for Balboa Avenue and Bluebell Road has been directed to Coneflower Parkway. Pavement removal has begun on the southern half of the intersection, and the contractor will continue with the water main installation once the removals are completed.

Get more information on the Greenhill Road and South Main Intersection improvements at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1572/South-MainGreenhill-Intersection-Improve

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project Phase II: East 3rd is approximately one week from completion and re-opening to traffic. 

Get more information on the Downtown Streetscape project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1518/Downtown-Construction.

West 27th Street Reconstruction: The City's contractor, PCI, will be starting paving operations adjacent to Panther Parkway. Crews will be focusing on the placement of mainline and will follow up with hand work at the intersection in the following weeks. A reminder that all University of Northern Iowa parking lots will remain open with alternative access points during construction. 

2022 Sidewalk Repair and Infill

West 7thStreet and Francis: The contractor has been continuing ADA ramp, common panels, and sidewalk square replacements. They are working at locations on 8th and 9th Streets. 

2022 Alley Reconstruction Project

The contractor is working on the driveways and grading along the 9th/10/Walnut alley and has placed rock at the 11th/12th/Bluff/State alley. Crews will move to the 11th/12th/State/Bluff alley next to pour the concrete edges this week and then will follow with the permeable pavers. The Tremont Alley should be closed and removals starting this week as well. 

Get more information on the 2022 Alley Reconstruction Project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1462/Alley-Reconstruction-Project.

2022 Street Construction Project

West 18th Street Phase 2 (Located from College Street to Drury Lane): The contractor has begun pavement removals between Drury Lane and College Street on West 18th Street and will start on the water main installation afterward. 

Olive Street (4th Street to 6th Street): Olive Street storm sewer is now complete and the remaining work ahead of the concrete paving will take place over the following week. 

Get more information on the 2022 Street Construction Project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/416/Annual-Street-Construction-Program

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