Cedar River Recreational Project

The Cedar River Recreational Project presents a major transformation for both the City of Cedar Falls and the Cedar River Valley. It will connect residents and visitors to the river, improve safety and accessibility for all, enhance aquatic life and opportunities, plus provide family-friendly activities. The project is located between Main Street and First Street adjacent to downtown Cedar Falls and will connect Peter Melendy Park on the southside of the river with Gateway Park in the northside.


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CURRENT PROGRESS

Starting on Tuesday, January 2nd, the City’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with the Cedar River Recreational Project by building the three (3) in-river structures on the downtown side of the river. In order for the contractor start on the downtown side, the South Riverside Trail will need to be closed from the Main Street bridge to E. 4th Street for construction equipment to access the river. Trail users will be detoured onto sidewalk by way of E. 4th Street and Main Street. The anticipated length of closure is six (6) months until all in-river improvements and trail tie-ins are complete on the downtown side. 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 sections of trail and along the riverbank. If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Matthew Tolan with the Cedar Falls Engineering division.


Starting on Monday, December 18th, the City’s contractor, PCI, will be continuing with the Cedar River Recreational Project with grouting the latest downstream river structure south of the IA 57, known as E. 1st Street, bridge. In order for the contractor start grouting, the Cedar Valley Lakes Trail will be closed for pump trucks, concrete trucks, and other construction equipment to utilize the trail for access during placement. Those accessing the trail from the Gateway Park side will be detoured up onto the 1st Street Trail system on the highway bridge. Due to the location of the closure, no detour will be provided for those accessing from George Wyth trail system. The anticipated length of closure is one (1) week and then returned to the current Gateway Park trail detour utilizing Greeley Street and Lincoln Street. 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 sections of trail and in the park along the riverbank. If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Matthew Tolan with the Cedar Falls Engineering division.

Cedar Valley Lakes Trail Closure



Starting on Monday, September 11th, the City’s contractor, PCI, will be starting the Cedar River Recreational Project by closing the recreational trail located in Gateway Park. An overall trail detour will be signed and established utilizing Greeley Street and Lincoln Street. The detour is anticipated to be in place for the next year as crews work to build the in-river features and upland improvements. Attached you will find a map with the closure area highlighted.

North Trail Closure - Cedar River Rec

For safety's sake, please stay away from the construction area. Heavy equipment will be moving back and forth on the closed sections of trail and in the park along the riverbank. If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact Matthew Tolan with the Cedar Falls Engineering division.

Regards,

Matthew Tolan, EI

Civil Engineer II