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Posted on: August 7, 2020

Cedar Falls Weekly Construction Updates: August 7, 2020

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To help our community stay updated on current ongoing street construction projects in the area, the City of Cedar Falls releases weekly updates. This includes a brief notice on the current status of the project and what residents can expect in the upcoming days. This information will be shared both on the City website under ’Our City News’ and on the Cedar Falls engineering page at as well as the City Facebook and Twitter pages (@citycf). 

You can also sign up to receive construction updates (including our weekly notices) straight to your email by visiting and selecting the appropriate project. 

Construction Updates: August 7, 2020

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

3rd Street is open to traffic but not parking. W. 2nd Street from Main to Washington is closed. Sidewalk along W 3rd Street is getting prepared for concrete amenity pads and pavers next week. Sidewalk pavers will begin the week of August 11 (either Monday or Tuesday), with work continuing along 3rd Street. Access to the alleys is available on 3rd Street. West 2nd Street remains completely closed to traffic with utility work still underway. Storm sewer and water main work will continue into the following weeks.

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): 

Continued head-to-head traffic on north lanes with a crossover to the south lanes near N. College Street sidewalk, driveway and retaining wall placement continuing along the south side up to Ellen Street. Crews to start pavement removal and underground utility work on the northern lanes between N. College Street and Walnut Street.

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):

West 12th Street is currently closed from Tremont to College Street. W. 12th Street is reopened with a few minor finishing touches to be made by PCI. PCI plans on closing Walnut Street for reconstruction on Tuesday, August 11 to began removals. 

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):

Alley on 4th/5th Street on Tremont and Iowa is closed. The alley on 22nd Street is also closed temporarily. 4th/5th Street Alley has both collars in and brick work completed. Benton’s and Cunningham are working on the removal and replacement of the driveway approach and curb and gutter attached to the 5th Street Alley approach. 22nd/Seerley Alley has both collars poured and the South Approach. Cunningham is forming up the North approach and sidewalk to prepare to pour within the next week. 

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: Open for traffic, areas of single lanes closures and flaggers directing traffic may occur for ongoing work prior to paving operations.

Lilac Lane - Rownd St. to McClain Dr.: Street is currently closed from McClain - halfway to Rownd.  Traffic is open back up to Stage 1 construction. Stage 2 construction began pavement removals this week with sanitary sewer installation ongoing this week and next.

Madison Street- Valley Park to Waterloo Road: Street is currently closed from Valley Park to Whiteway. Traffic is open back up to Stage 1 construction. Stage 2 construction has begun with pavement removals and water main placement completed this week. Water main service work will continue through next week.

11th Street - Division Street to College Street: Street is currently closed from Division to Catherine. Asphalt paving has been completed this week with topsoil and sod/seed scheduled for next week.

Union Road - 1st St./HWY 57 to N.C.L: Currently there is a single lane closure with flaggers and pilot car alternating stop/go to monitor and direct traffic. Mainline paving was completed this week with shoulder work scheduled for next week.

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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