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Posted on: August 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 28, 2020

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Construction Updates: August 28, 2020

Downtown Streetscape (project located on 2nd/3rd Street):

3rd Street is fully open. Sidewalk along West 3rd is completed except for the corner in front of Caboose Stop Hobbies. The NE corner of 3rd and Main and the area around the banner pole bases on the west side of the 200 block is complete. Access to the alleys is available on 3rd Street. West 2nd Street remains completely closed to traffic with sub-drain now completed. Grading and rock base will be completed by early next week, with paving preparation to begin later in the week. Approximately two weeks of paving is expected, then work within the sidewalk areas of W 2nd Street will begin.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the Streetscape project at

West 1st Street/Hwy 57 - Phase 2 (project located West 1st Street/HWY 57-Franklin Street to Hudson Road): 

Traffic will continue to be head-to-head on the southern lanes between Ellen St to Walnut St. Underground utility work for sanitary sewer service connections, storm sewer installation and other related underground utility work is underway between N. Ellen Street and N. Division Street. Crews will continue to work towards the east with pavement removal and underground utility work. Temporary driveway access will be provided by the contractor to residential and commercial properties.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2021

Learn more about the West 1st Street/HWY 57 project at

West 12th Street Reconstruction (project located West 12th - Tremont to College Streets, Walnut - 11th to 12th Streets):

Walnut is closed from 12th to 11th Street. Main detour routes are College and Tremont Streets. Crews are working on the sidewalk and retaining wall along Walnut. All underground in the road is finished. Next the PCI will prepare all the subgrade for Cunningham to come in and pour the street. 

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the West 12th Street Reconstruction Project (part of the Cedar Falls annual street construction program) at 

Cedar Falls Permeable Alley Project (project located 4th/5th Street on Tremont and Iowa, 22nd and Seerley on Tremont and Franklin):

4th/5th Alley is reopened to the public. For the 22nd and Seerley Alleys, Benton’s is currently waiting on Cunningham to move in for the street patch on 22nd Street and pour the driveway connections. Following that, seeding will begin along the alley.

Expected project completion date: Fall 2020

Learn more about the Permeable Alley Project at

Additional 2020 Annual Street Construction Updates (all projects expected to be completed by Fall 2020):

26th Street - Iowa Street to Tremont Street: Street was closed August 24 to begin pavement removal and storm sewer. Next week, the sanitary sewer manhole at Tremont will be replaced resulting in a lane closure on University Avenue to all bypassing.

Lilac Lane - Rownd St. to McClain Dr.: Street is currently closed 1911 Lilac Lane east to Rownd. Work that was performed this week included water main services and completion of the storm sewer. Next week, the base rock will be installed and final preparations made for paving.

Madison Street- Valley Park to Waterloo Road: Street is currently closed from Valley Park to Whiteway. Base rock is installed and prepping for paving. Cunningham Construction may be on-site paving next week.   

11th Street - Division Street to College Street: Is now completed.

Union Road - 1st St./HWY 57 to N.C.L: Temporary lane closure for utility work on September 1st through the 2nd. 

Note, construction on the following streets listed as part of the 2020 Annual Street Program are complete: Clearview Drive (Primerose to Orchard), Chateau Court (4th Street to Cul-de-sac), Holmes Drive (4th Street to Holmes Junior High), Carlton Drive (Lilac Lane to Maplewood Drive), Seerley Blvd. (Valley Park to Melrose Drive), Ashland Ave. (Acorn Lane to Pin Oak Drive). 

Visit for more information on the 2020 Annual Street Construction Program. 

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