Olive Street

Beginning Monday, December 19th, 2022, the City’s contractor, PCI, will start the Olive Street Box Culvert Replacement Project by closing the existing Olive Street Bridge. Crews will work to demolish the structurally deficient bridge and adjacent pedestrian bridge. In order for the contractor to begin, the bridge will be closed along with the pavement on either side of the former bridge.  Adjacent driveways on either side of the bridge will be impacted during construction, including a closure of the Urban Flats CF (2019 Olive Street) easterly entrance onto Olive Street. Urban Flats CF will still have access to the alley and southerly entrance onto W. 21st Street.

Ahead of the new box culvert delivery in early spring, crews will be preparing the adjacent channel between College Street and Olive Street for the new box culvert installation. Winter work will include clearing and grubbing of overgrown vegetation and stabilization of the channel slopes with temporary shoring between College Street and Olive Street.

 After installation of the box culvert system, crews will switch their attention to the Pettersen Plaza expansion and landscaping on top of the new box culvert system. Construction of the entire project is scheduled to last the entirety of the 2023 construction season and will be finalized around October of 2023.

 If you would like additional information about the Olive Box Culvert Replacement Project, please visit the project webpage at https://www.cedarfalls.com/1591/Olive-Street . If want to receive road closure notices by email or text message, visit www.cedarfalls.com/notify and follow the instructions for road closures as shown. 
Olive Street ClosureIf you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact:

City Contact:

PCI Contact:

Matthew Tolan

Chris Fleshner


(319) 415-5212




Find information about Olive Street Construction here.

Virtual Public Information Meeting

Open January 4, 2021 - January 18, 2021

The City of Cedar Falls is conducting a Virtual Public Information Meeting to obtain information for the Olive Street Box Culvert Project and to present initial alternatives that are being considered. This project is located on Olive Street between W. 20th Street and W. 21st Street in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and includes the extension of the Pettersen Plaza. 

All interested persons are invited to view the virtual presentation and submit their feedback or questions via e-mail, phone, or by mail by January 18, 2021.

View the Public Information Meeting here:

Submit your comments or questions:

If you have any questions or comments regarding the meeting, please contact Cedar Falls Engineering Division by phone or by email listed below.

Matthew Tolan