Construction: Coral Ridge Avenue Work

CORALVILLE, Iowa (KCRG) - Coral Ridge Avenue holds much of the traffic between Coralville and the growth in North Liberty with about 20,000 vehicles a day.

This week crews are continuing their work on the mile-long project Coral Ridge Avenue Project, which they are hoping to open to traffic in the next two-three weeks.

Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road is undergoing a total reconstruction project.

City crews are working on the raised center median and will eventually open up this area up to pedestrians before they open it up to traffic.

Crews are working on a new crosswalk and putting in new traffic lights on the north side of Oakdale Boulevard and eventually they'll also open up a new pedestrian tunnel.

"The new pedestrian tunnel which is over my right shoulder here, the tunnel itself is essentially done, but we don't have the trail connections done into yet, so we can't use that so we need to focus our efforts on getting pedestrians across the roadway over here at Oakdale Boulevard," says Scott Larson, the assistant city engineer for the city of Coralville.

Coral Ridge Avenue is still closed between Oakdale Boulevard and Wheaton Road.

Once this work is complete, the city is hoping to re-open Coral Ridge Avenue to traffic by November 5, 2018.

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