Two-Way Conversions Nearly Complete Downtown

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG TV9)- Drivers in downtown Cedar Rapids are inching closer to the end of one multi-year street change effort. That’s the conversion of one-way to two-way streets.

A section of 4th Avenue S.E. near the library opened on Tuesday to two-way traffic. Only one downtown avenue has a one-way section now. That's Third Ave. S.E.

On Tuesday, another section of 4th Avenue opened and joined the long list of streets now open to two-way traffic.

This change marked the end of the 10th street conversion project.

It’s work that first started in 2015.

Nate Kampman, Cedar Rapids city engineer, says with the end in sight the city is hearing fewer complaints about the disruption.

“We’ve had a lot of positive feedback from the projects. It’s really improved the look down there. It’s made the downtown easier to navigate. Of course, having it done will make it even easier,” he said.

Currently only one section of Third Avenue S.E. remains as the only one-way street still in the core area of downtown.

The work on Third Avenue won’t start until next year.

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