Hwy 57 / W 1st Street Expansion Project

1st Street HWY 57 - Phase 1B Closure

All,

Beginning, Monday, April 6th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor, PCI, will be starting the next phase of their construction by removing the southern half of pavement on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 between Walnut Street and Catherine Street for underground utility related work. In order for the contractor to begin, a full closure of the southern lanes will be required. East and Westbound head-to-head traffic will be maintained throughout construction. The lane closure for this phase will be in effect for approximately two (2) months, 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. Attached you will find a map with the closure area highlighted.

During the closure, alternate garbage pickup points will be required for residents who normally place automated collection carts within the closure area. Residents can place their collection carts on the open portion of adjacent Walnut St., Olive St., Pearl St., Catherine St., or in the alleys between Pearl and Olive 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 to the adjacent side streets. 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 within the right-of-way. The contractor will be responsible for removing and temporarily relocating the mailbox and post only.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT listed below.

Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us


Regards,

Matthew Tolan, EI

Civil Engineer II

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City of Cedar Falls

Department of Public Works | Engineering Division

220 Clay Street | Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Office: 319.268.5164 |  Fax: 319.268.5197

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All,

Beginning, Monday, March 16th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor will be starting the first phase of 2020 construction by closing down N College Street at the intersection of W 1st Street/HWY 57. In order for the contractor to begin, a full closure of N College Street intersection will be required. During this time, additional lane closures will be placed for private and public utility related work on the south side of W 1st Street/HWY 57 between Walnut Street and Ellen Street. East and Westbound traffic will be maintained throughout construction. The road closure for this phase will be in effect for two (2) weeks, depending on the weather. Attached you will find a map with the closure area highlighted. 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.

1st Street Closure Map

After completion of the N College Street intersection work, starting as soon as Monday, March 30th, 2020, the Iowa DOT’s contractor will start the second phase of 2020 construction by removing the southern half of pavement on W. 1st Street/HWY 57 between Walnut Street and Ellen Street for underground utility related work. In order for the contractor to begin the second phase, lane closures will be required as they work towards the west. East and Westbound traffic will be maintained throughout construction.

As a reminder, there is a public meeting on Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 5:30 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, 220 Clay Street. Iowa DOT officials and City staff will be available to review design requirements, expectations of the project, construction phasing, and the 2020 construction timeline. A large plan-view map will also be available for viewing for questions and answers by Iowa DOT and City officials.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Ron Loecher with the Iowa DOT listed below.

Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us


Regards,

Matthew Tolan, EI

Civil Engineer II

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City of Cedar Falls

Department of Public Works | Engineering Division

220 Clay Street | Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Office: 319.268.5164 | Fax: 319.268.5197

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All,

Beginning, Monday, July 8th, 2019 the contractor will begin Stage 1 reconstruction of 1st Street by closing 1st Street from Walnut Street to Franklin Street. In order for the contractor to begin pavement removal, a full road closure will be required. The road closure will be in effect for six-five (65) calendar days, depending on the weather. Below you will find a map with the closure area highlighted.

W. 1st Street Map


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.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction Iowa DOT contacts are listed below.

Ron Loecher, PE, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us

Tyler Kubik, Inspector, (319) 240-6436, Tyler.Kubik@iowadot.us


Sincerely,

Matthew Tolan, EI

Civil Engineer II

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City of Cedar Falls

Department of Public Works | Engineering Division

220 Clay Street | Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

Office: 319.268.5164 | Cell: 319.575.2864 | Fax: 319.268.5197

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Starting in the 2019 construction season, the Iowa Department of Transportation will begin reconstruction of Highway 57, known as W. 1st Street, from Hudson Road to Franklin Street. The proposed improvements include removal and rebuilding of the roadway to a 5-lane roadway and replacing storm sewer, water main, and sanitary sewer. Construction will happen during the next three construction seasons. Click here for a map showing project improvements from Franklin to Catherine.  Click on this link for a map from Catherine to Hudson

Below are the limits of construction for each year: 

Phase I: Franklin Street to Walnut Street: July–November 2019

Phase I: Railroad Closure: July–early September 2, 2019

Phase II: Walnut Street to Ellen Street: April 2020–November 2020

Phase III: Ellen Street to Hudson Road: April 2021–October 2021

Once construction begins this summer, the contractor will work on paving and underground utilities between Franklin Street and Walnut Street. A temporary detour will be in place for approximately 60 days starting on July 8, between the blocks of Walnut Street and Iowa Street. This closure will be required for the reconstruction of the Iowa Northern Railroad’s crossing. After the railroad crossing is completed, this section will re-open allowing at least one travel lane in each direction. Access to residential driveways will be maintained along with signs to business accesses throughout the remainder of construction.

The City of Cedar Falls and the Iowa Department of Transportation held a Public Information Meeting on Thursday, January 25, 2018, to discuss the proposed West First Street / IA 57 Reconstruction Project.  The project will consist of the reconstruction of West First Street / IA 57 from Highland Drive to Franklin/Center Street. The existing four lane roadway will be replaced with a five lane roadway that has a center left turn lane. The project will include improvements to the sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, and other miscellaneous roadway items.

Iowa DOT Project Contact: 
Ron Loecher, Resident Engineer, 641-394-3161, Ron.Loecher@iowadot.us 
Anderw Boehmer, Construction Technician Senior, 319-240-6834, Andrew.Boehmer@Iowadot.us

City of Cedar Falls Project Contact:
Chase Schrage, Principal Engineer, 319-268-5170, Chase.Schrage@cedarfalls.com
Stephanie Sheetz, Director of Community Development, 319-268-5151, Stephanie.Sheetz@cedarfalls.com