Main Street Reconstruction

Improved pavement conditions, enhanced safety, bicycle and pedestrian mobility, improved traffic flow, and support of economic growth and revitalization – these are just a few of the benefits the Cedar Falls community will experience with the reconstruction of Main Street between Seerley Boulevard and 6th Street. The project will include new pavement, on-street bike lanes, sidewalks, lighting, and landscaping, as well as upgrades to aging underground utilities (storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main). All this, while maintaining traffic and access to businesses throughout construction.

The City of Cedar Falls Public Works Department has contracted Foth to provide design services for the Main Street Reconstruction project. During the design process, our team will keep the public informed through a variety of engagement activities. With design anticipated to be complete in the summer of 2022 and construction scheduled to begin in the spring of 2023, updates, videos, concepts, FAQs, and more will be shared throughout the project’s life cycle.

The City and Foth have developed a project website to serve as the primary source for all project-related information. You can track progress, learn about the project, sign up to be notified of updates and submit questions or comments:

On the project website you will find:

• Updates

• Overview and purpose

• Schedule

• Repository of project information

• Project team and contacts

We thank you all for your support and look forward to a successful project that enhances the quality of life and growth within Cedar Falls.

Beginning September 8th, 2021, the contractor will begin performing soil borings for the Main Street Reconstruction Project running from 6th Street to Seerley Blvd. In order for the contractor to perform the work, single lane closures will be in effect throughout the rest of this week and possibly early next week. The contractor is obligated to maintain as least one lane of vehicular traffic throughout the duration of the work. Below, please find a schedule of the lane closures for the rest of this week.

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 – Closure of the outside northbound lane of Main Street from Seerley Blvd. to 6th Street, and southbound turn lane north of 6th Street.

Thursday, September 9th, 2021 – Closure of the outside southbound lane from 9th Street to 18th Street. Then, closure of the inside lane south of 18th Street to Seerley Blvd.

Friday, September 10th, 2021– Closure of the southern, eastbound lane of Seerley Blvd. on both sides of Main Street, and 18th Street left turn lane on 18th Street.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, you may contact City Engineer, David Wicke, by phone: 319-268-5161 or by email: 

Click here to sign up under Notify Me to receive project updates via email. Sign in with your email address, then select "Annual Street Construction and Road Construction Updates" from the list of options.