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Posted on: August 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 14, 2020

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Construction Updates: August 14, 2020

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

3rd Street is open to traffic but not parking. W. 2nd Street from Main to Washington is closed. Sidewalk along W 3rd is currently having pavers installed. Access to the alleys is available on 3rd Street. 3rd Street is expected to be fully open by the 24th of August (weather pending). West 2nd St remains completely closed to traffic with utility work still underway. Storm sewer work will continue into the following weeks.

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): 

Continued head-to-head traffic on north lanes with a crossover to the south lanes near N. College Street sidewalk, driveway and retaining wall placement continuing along the south side up to Ellen Street. Beginning August 17, a full closure of the northern lanes and the intersections of N. Division Street and N. Francis Street will be required. The intersection of N. College Street will allow for temporary right-in and right-out access, as underground utility construction allows. East and Westbound head-to-head traffic will be maintained throughout construction. The lane closure for this phase will be in effect for approximately ten (10) weeks, depending on the weather.

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):

Walnut is closed from 12th to 11th St. Main Detour routes are College and Tremont Streets. W. 12th Street is reopened with a few minor finishing touches to be made by PCI. PCI has Walnut Street closed and the street removed. They are now installing water main and services on the west side of Walnut.

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):

Alley on 4th/5th Street on Tremont and Iowa is closed. The alley on 22nd Street is also closed temporarily. 4th/5th Street Alley has both collars in and brick work completed. Currently waiting on crews to seed everywhere that has been regraded adjacent to the new alley. 22nd/Seerley Alley has both collars poured and the South Approach, currently waiting on the contractor to pour the last approach and for the brick work to be complete. After the brick work is completed, Benton’s will move in to regrade along the alley.

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: Open for traffic, areas of single lanes closures and flaggers directing traffic may occur for ongoing work prior to paving operations. Pavement continuing to be prepped for paving operations. Tentatively scheduled for next week.

Lilac Lane - Rownd St. to McClain Dr.: Street is currently closed from McClain - halfway to Rownd.  Traffic is open back up to the Stage 1 construction. Stage 2 construction has begun with pavement removals this week and sanitary sewer installation ongoing this week and next.

Madison Street- Valley Park to Waterloo Road: Street is currently closed from Valley Park to Whiteway. Traffic is open back up to Stage 1 construction. Stage 2 construction has begun with pavement removals and water main placement completed this week. Water main service work will continue through next week.

11th Street - Division Street to College Street: Street is currently closed from Division to Catherine. Asphalt paving has been completed this week with topsoil and sod/seed scheduled for next week.

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. Mainline paving was completed this week with shoulder work scheduled for next week.

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). 

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

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