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Construction Continues Downtown

Construction Continues Downtown

UPDATE May 18, 2018


Starting on May 7, the new traffic pattern on 2nd Avenue includes:

  • New two-way lane markings between 1st Street SE and 3rd Street SE
  • Temporary westbound only between 3rd Street SE and 4th Street SE (at the railroad tracks)
  • New two-way lane markings between 4th Street SE and 7th Street SE

Temporary Westbound-Only Block
2nd Avenue SE between 3rd Street and 4th Street will temporarily remain one-way, westbound only until after the installation of the railroad safety arms and gates at the 4th Street rail corridor.

Gates are required on both sides of the roadway in order to support two-way traffic operations. The City has been coordinating with the railroad, which is scheduled to install the gates/arms toward the end of May.

Temporary on-street parking restrictions will also be in effect on 2nd Avenue between 3rd Street and 4th Street SE; parking lots will remain open.


April 2018

Construction is scheduled to begin near the Downtown Library on Monday, April 23, 2018. These projects will impact parking around the Library. We encourage you to use alternative routes when needed and to follow the City of Cedar Rapids for updates.

This year, work will continue on pavement restoration, sidewalk and ADA improvements, utility replacements, and conversion from one-way to two-way travel. The public can learn more about upcoming projects at an open house on Friday, May 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Economic Alliance (501 1st St SE).


2nd Avenue: Starting next week, crews will begin milling and resurfacing work on 2nd Avenue SE, starting at 8th Street and working their way to 1st Street. Travel lane reductions and parking restrictions will be in effect. This work will last approximately three weeks

, weather permitting. The road will remain one-way until the railroad crossing arms and gates are installed later this spring/early summer.

5th Street: Also starting next week, work will begin on 5th St SE, between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue. This includes storm sewer and pavement work. The intersection of 5th Avenue and 5th Street SE will be closed; lane and parking restrictions will also be in effect on 5th Street. This work will last approximately three weeks, weather permitting.


2nd Avenue SE, from 1st Street SE to 8th Street SE

  • Two-way conversion
  • Milling, resurfacing
  • ADA / Sidewalk improvements
  • Railroad crossing arms/gates
  • Bike lanes

3rd Avenue Bridge

  • Transition from angle to parallel parking
  • Milling, resurfacing
  • Protected bike lane
  • Work on the bridge will not begin until late summer

4th and 5th Avenue SE, from 3rd Street to 5th Street

  • Two-way conversion
  • Milling, resurfacing
  • Storm sewer replacement
  • Pedestrian bump-outs at four intersections
  • ADA / Sidewalk improvements
  • Railroad crossing arms/gates
  • 4th Avenue bike lanes

5th Street SE, from 4th Ave to 5th Ave

  • Storm sewer replacement
  • Pavement resurfacing
  • Pedestrian bump outs

To learn more about the two-way conversions, visit www.cityofcr.com/conversions.

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