The City of Cedar Falls has awarded the 2016 Street Reconstruction Project to Peterson Contractors Inc. of Reinbeck, Iowa. Portions of five streets will be reconstructed as a part of this project. Funding for this project is provided by the 1% Local Option Sales Tax.
Beginning Monday, May 9th the contractor will begin reconstruction of College Street by closing College Street from W. 14th Street to W. 12th Street. The intersection at College Street and W. 13th Street will be closed. The intersections of College Street with W. 12th Street and W. 14th Street will remain open. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal a full road closure will be required. The road closure will be in effect for seven to nine weeks depending on the weather.
For safety's sake, please stay away from the construction area. Heavy equipment will be moving back and forth on the closed street. It would be advisable to stay behind the sidewalk on the property side during the reconstruction work.
During the closure, alternate garbage pickup points will be required for residents who normally place automated collection carts within the closure area on College Street. Residents can place their collection carts on the open portion of College Street, W. 12th Street, W. 13th Street, or W. 14th Street during this stage of the street closure. This should be done on the normal collection day for that particular street.
Yard waste collection carts can be placed curbside at the same location as the garbage collection carts for Monday pickup. Yard waste may also be taken to the transfer station in any type of container when the transfer station is open.
Also during the road closure, rural type mailboxes will be removed and temporarily relocated. The contractor will coordinate the location of the relocated mailboxes with the U.S. Postal Service. Normally, all mailboxes are relocated at one end of the road closure. Once reconstruction is completed, the mailboxes will be returned to their original location. Please do not park adjacent to the relocated mailboxes. The residents will be responsible for removing any decorative attachments to the mailboxes and relocating any landscape plantings around the mailboxes. The contractor will be responsible for removing and temporarily relocating the mailbox and post only.
If you want to receive road closure notices by e-mail, visit www.cedarfalls.com/notify and follow the instructions for road construction as shown.
Matt Hosford is available to answer any questions or concerns via email or via phone at