Construction Closures & Updates 


University Avenue Reconstruction Project

RIVER ROAD CLOSURE BETWEEN RIVER ROAD DAT COMMERCIAL STREET AND RIVER ROAD AT WESTFIELD AVE. / ANSBOROUGH AVE. / COMMERCIAL STREET
Effective immediately, River Road will be closed completely as indicated above for bridge repairs. This is a change to earlier information which had indicated that two way traffic would be maintained. There will be a signed detour in place using Westfield Avenue and Commercial Street.

 

  FY 2016 STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM, Contract 898
 Street  From To Tentative Start Date
Burton Avenue Conger St. Park Rd. Under Construction
Downing Avenue S. Hackett Rd. St. Andrews Ave. Under Construction

 

FY 2017 STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM, Contract 921  
 Street  From To Tentative Start Date
4th Street, E. Lime St. Argyle St. Under Construction
Cutler Street Conger St. Kern St. Under Construction
Fletcher Avenue Kingbard Blvd Campbell Ave. May 1, 2017 (both intersections will be closed)

 

FY 2017 BRIDGE DECK REPAIR AND OVERLAY PROGRAM, Contract 879  
 The MLK Bridge approaches are under construction. Two-way traffic is being maintained. There is a signed detour on Mobile Street.
River Road is closed for bridge repairs. Closure is between River Rd. at Commercial St. and River Rd. at Westfield Ave./Ansborough Ave./Conger St. There is a signed detour in place using Westfield Avenue and Commercial Street.

 

FY 2017 4th STREET BRIDGE CANOPY REPAIRS, Contract No. 
 The Contractor has closed the 4th Street Bridge Walkway.

 

 US 63 (MULLAN AVENUE) BETWEEN JEFFERSON STREET AND FRANKLIN STREET
 Traffic impact
  • Through traffic on U.S. 63 between Jefferson Street and Franklin Street will continue to be
    detoured around the Work Zone.
  • Local traffic on north- and southbound U.S. 63 between Jefferson Street and Franklin Street will be shifted to one lane in each direction utilizing the northbound lanes to allow for the reconstruction of the southbound lanes. A middle lane will allow left turns at intersections. Traffic is expected to be in this pattern until late July.
Pedestrian impact
  • Pedestrians can use the existing river crossing at First Street (northbound U.S. 63) but
    pedestrians must utilize a flight of steps to access.
  • The city of Waterloo currently has the Fourth Street bridge pedestrian crossing under repair.
The closest Americans with Disability Act compliant pedestrian Crossing is on Park Avenue, which is three blocks east of the project site, will remain open and will be the only ADA-accessible pedestrian river crossing open within a five-block area.

The lowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted Speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in Work Zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample Space between vehicles, and Wear seat belts.


Download the April 28, 2017 News Release

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Eric Thorson, P.E., City Engineer
City Hall 
715 Mulberry St. 
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4312
Fax: (319) 291-4262
Email: city.engineer@waterloo-ia.org 
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