Road Construction Update: 4/30

Getting in and out of downtown Cedar Rapids may have been a headache last week for plenty of people who live in work in the area.

That work now starts a second week to add two-way conversions on 2nd Avenue Southeast.

On Monday crews will begin repaving the South half of 2nd Avenue between 1st Street and 8th Street.

The city will eventually convert these one way streets into two way streets and they say doing that will help make the downtown area easier to navigate.

2nd Avenue Southwest will remain open, but it will be reduced to one lane.

Some of the side streets down second avenue will also temporarily close through out the day.

This will allow crews to continue paving and laying down asphalt and flaggers will be downtown to help direct traffic through the area.

Crews completed the North side lanes on 2nd Avenue Southeast last week.

They are also updating all the ADA ramps along the sidewalks in downtown Cedar Rapids.

During this time, work will continue on 5th St Southeast, between 4th Avenue and 5th Avenue.

The intersection of 5th Avenue and 5th Street Southeast will be closed.

That will be for storm sewer replacement and pavement resurfacing.

The total cost of the 2nd Avenue project is about 1.2 million dollar and it should be completed by this week or next week.

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