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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 22, 2022

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View the latest updates on area road construction projects in Cedar Falls for the week of August 22, 2022.

Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project: For the week of August 22, the City's contractor, Owen Contracting, Inc., will wrap up the last of the driveway paving operations on the easterly side. Grading operations will continue on the east side as crews will start to prepare for topsoil and seeding operations, while other crews continue to build the bioretention cells between the edge of the road and newly placed sidewalk. Center Street is currently in a one-way pattern for northbound traffic between Lone Tree Road and Clair Street. 

Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction: For the week of August 22, the City's contractor, PCI, will be preparing for paving operations on the stretch of roadway north of the new Huntington Roundabout. Paving operations will be dependent on weather. Crews will also be preparing for paving the trail and new driveway segments along the same corridor as the mainline paving is completed. Huntington will continue to be connected to the new roundabout by temporary pavement and will provide access south onto Cedar Heights Drive.  

Get more information on the Cedar Heights Drive Reconstruction Project at www.cedarfalls.com/1630/Cedar-Heights-Dr-Reconstruction

West Viking Industrial Park, Phase V (Located on Venture Way and Technology Parkway): For the week of August 22, the City's contractor, PCI, will continue with mass grading operations and stabilization by seeding of completed areas. Underground utility work on Venture Way will continue as weather allows. Paving operations on the southern half of the project are anticipated to start around Labor Day. 

Get more information on the West Viking Industrial Park Expansion at www.cedarfalls.com/1648/West-Viking-Industrial-Park-Expansion

Cyber Lane: Final grading and hydroseeding were completed. A sidewalk panel that had been damaged was replaced (furthest north sidewalk pane on the west side of Cyber Lane). This area will need to be regraded with topsoil and reseeded.

Union Road Recreational Trail: Contractor will be working on reshaping some of the ditches, removing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP) controls, and placing seed. 

Get more information on the Union Road Recreational Trail project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1645/Union-Road-Trail-Project.

Greenhill Road and South Main Street Intersection (Closure: Southbound traffic of Main Street on the south side of the intersection): The contractor has begun the water main and storm sewer installation on the southern half of the intersection, with significant portions of the subdrain already installed.

Get more information on the Greenhill Road and South Main Intersection improvements at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1572/South-MainGreenhill-Intersection-Improve

Downtown Streetscape and Reconstruction Project Phase II: East 3rd has been completed and re-opened to traffic. 

Get more information on the Downtown Streetscape project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1518/Downtown-Construction.

West 27th Street Reconstruction: For the week of August 22, the City's contractor, PCI, will continue with paving operations adjacent to West 27th at Panther Parkway and also at The Quarters at Cedar Falls driveway. Crews will also be working to finish the sidewalk along the south side and ADA ramps at the newly established Panther Parkway intersection. A reminder that all University of Northern Iowa parking lots will remain open with alternative access points during construction.

Lake Street Trail: Clearing and grubbing have been mostly completed by the contractor other than the East side. They have also been working on excavation and grading of the subbase for the trail. They will continue to work on grading and removals, including the removal of the Big Woods entrance, into next week. The Big Woods entrance will have temporary rock access until paving occurs after removal.

2022 Alley Reconstruction Project

The contractor is finishing placing rock at the Tremont/Franklin/13th/14th Alley and prepping for paving. Crews have moved in and seeded the 9th/10th/Olive/Walnut alley and the 1st/2nd/Francis/Ellen alley. The contractor has continued to pour the concrete edges at the 11th/12th/State/Bluff alley and has finished the West 12th Street panels that were being replaced. Next, the contractor will follow with the permeable pavers for the 11th/12th/Bluff/State and continue to move to finished alleys for seeding.

Get more information on the 2022 Alley Reconstruction Project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1462/Alley-Reconstruction-Project.

2022 Street Construction Project

West 18th Street Phase 1 (Located from Campus Street to Drury Lane): The contractor has completed the installation of the water main between Drury Lane and College Street on West 18th Street. Installation of the water services will continue over the following week, followed by the installation of the storm sewer. 

Olive Street (4th to 6th Street): Concrete placement is anticipated to be placed by August 22 and will be followed by backfill, driveways, and other misc items.                                          

Get more information on the 2022 Street Construction Project at https://www.cedarfalls.com/416/Annual-Street-Construction-Program

2022 Sidewalk Repair and Infill Project

West 7th and Francis Street: Waiting for the contractor to move back in to continue the ADA ramps and common panel replacements. 

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