Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project

Click here for the most recent progress update on the Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project

To receive progress updates by email or text message, visit www.cedarfalls.com/notify and follow the instructions for road closures as shown. 

Starting October 3, 2022, the City’s contractor, Owen Contractors, Inc. will be starting Phase 2 of the Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project. This will involve switching the construction zone to the west side of Center Street. The traffic flow patterns and detours will remain the same. The only change will be that the one-way northbound traffic on Center Street will now be traveling in the east lane and the west lane will be closed. All temporary mailboxes will remain where they are currently located. Construction is scheduled to be complete by Thanksgiving with final landscaping and plantings taking place Spring of 2023. If you want additional information about the Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project, please visit the project webpage at https://www.cedarfalls.com/centerstreetproject.

 If you want to receive road closure notices by email or text message, visit www.cedarfalls.com/notify and follow the instructions for road closures as shown. If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact: 

City Project Manager:                                                         City Project Inspector:                                                                  OCI Contact: 

Luke Andreasen                                                                   Austin Kane                                                                                    Joe Owen 

319-268-5165                                                                      319-575-2872                                                                               319-277-3001 

Luke.Andreasen@cedarfalls.com                                   Austin.Kane@cedarfalls.com                                                       jowen@owenci.com


Starting the week of July 4th, 2022, the City’s contractor, Owen Contractors, Inc. will be starting the Center Street Corridor Streetscape Project. The overall project limits are from the Cedar River Bridge to Lone Tree Road. The main focus of the project will be the streetscape improvements starting at the Longview Street intersection to the Lone Tree Road intersection. The streetscape improvements will be built in halves along Center Street. Also a part of the project, there will be the granular shoulder removal from the Cedar River Bridge to the intersection of Longview Street. The overall project is to be completed by Thanksgiving of this year with possible plantings and final seeding following into the spring planting windows of early 2023. 

Starting Tuesday, July 5th, 2022, the City’s contractor will start with granular removal on the east side of Center Street, near the Snag Creek Bridge in the proximity of the Brown Bottle, and work their way North. During this time, crews will also be working on setting up the overall project detour. 

The streetscape project will be divided into two halves as crews will start on the east side to infill the new sidewalk and streetscape amenities as much as possible before school starts. As the start of school nears, there will be updated mailers coming from the school district about the project, parent drop-off, and school bus routes to parents and staff. Around mid-September, it is anticipated that the contractor will finish work on the east side of Center Street and shift to the west side of Center Street. 

During the streetscape work, traffic will be reduced to one lane for northbound traffic during both halves. Those in the adjacent neighborhoods wishing to travel south on Center Street will be able to do so from the Clair Street intersection. The overall detour is intended to route non-local traffic from the project area by Lone Tree Road to US218/HWY27 to W. 1st Street/HWY57. 

For those who have driveways on the east side of Center Street within the limits of Longview and Lone Tree, access will be maintained onto Center Street. There will be two times the driveways will be impacted. First, when the existing driveway pavement is removed and temporarily filled with rock, and second, when the new driveway approach will be paved. These times will be coordinated by the contractor in the field as work progresses through the corridor. 

During the closure, garbage pickup points will remain in the same location, except for those on the side of the closure for residents who normally place automated collection carts within the closure area of Center Street. Residents can place their collection carts on either an adjacent side street, or to the edge of the lane closure on Center Street. This should be done on the normal collection day for that particular street. Yard waste collection carts can be placed curbside at the same location as the garbage collection carts for Tuesday pickup. Yard waste may also be taken to the transfer station in any type of container when the transfer station is open.

During construction, rural-typ mailboxes may need to be removed and temporarily relocated. The contractor will coordinate the location of the relocated mailboxes with the U.S. Postal Service. Once reconstruction is completed, the mailboxes will be returned to their original location. Please do not park adjacent to the relocated mailboxes. The residents will be responsible for removing any decorative attachments to the mailboxes and relocating any landscape plantings within the right-of-way. The contractor will be responsible for removing and temporarily relocating the mailbox and post only.

If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, please contact:

City Project Manager:

City Project Inspector:

OCI Contact:

Matthew Tolan

Austin Kane

Joe Owen

319-268-5164

319-575-2872

319-277-3001

Matthew.Tolan@cedarfalls.com

Austin.Kane@cedarfalls.com

jowen@owenci.com 

Center Streetscape - Overall Project Detour

Center Streetscape - Local Detour