Construction Closures & Updates 

University Avenue Reconstruction Project

It should be noted that all dates listed in this press release are tentative only and are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or weather delays.

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Progress Ave. from University Ave. to south Hy-Vee driveway is under construction.

E. Mitchell Ave. from W.7th St. to between driveways of 1010 Mitchell; is under construction.

W. 9th St., closure will be at 3728/3729 W. 9th St. is under construction. (W. 9th will be closed to through traffic between Park Lane and the San Marnan access road.)

Moir St. From Campbell Ave. to 4th Street W. contruction in under construction.


\On Monday April 23rd , shortly after 7 AM, Waste Management Services will be closing Conger Street from Burton to Broadway. The street closure is necessary to facilitate cleaning of the 36" sanitary sewer inConger Street. The work will be performed f rom 5 AM until 9 PM Monday thru Friday. Conger Street will be re-opened during the weekends. It is expected to take up to two weeks to complete. Detour signs will be directing traffic north to Parker Street.

Questions may be directed to Waste Management Services Department at 291-4553.

Us 63 (1st Street) Between Jefferson Street And Franklin Street

1st Street is closed from Jefferson Street to Franklin Street. Northbound traffic is detoured to Mullan Avenue, which has been converted to a temporary two-way street. Commercial Street, between 1st and Mullan is closed. Jefferson Street and Franklin Street, between 1st and Mullan remain open.

1st is closed from Jefferson Street to Franklin Street. Northbound traffic is detoured
to Mullan Ave, which has been converted to a temporary two-way stre et. Commercial Street, between 1st and Mullan is closed.Jefferson Street and Franklin Street, between 1st and Mullan remain open.


Highway 63 between Franklin and Newell is closed.

This segment of Highway 63 is a two-year reconstruction project to build an overpass over the railroad  is expected to be closed until November of 2019. A segment from Franklin to Dane will be completed by the end of this summer. The new overpass segment, from Dane to Newell, will be constructed over two construction seasons – 2018 and 2019.

For the Overpass segment, during the first year of construction, work will mostly be below the level of the railroad and will include the removal of both the railroad bridge and pedestrian bridge and construction of a temporary railroad runaround to keep trains moving across the project site during construction. First year work will also include the installation of a groundwater suppression system and filling the remaining hole from the existing underpass. First year work across this segment requires the construction of extensive shoring or temporary supports to allow the contractor to work in the existing underpass. At the end of the 2018 construction season, the underpass hole will be filled, the trains will be running on a new railroad embankment.

The second year of construction will involve construction above the railroad including the building of overpass embankments with retaining walls, the constructing of a pedestrian tunnel crossing Highway 63, and the construction of a bridge structure crossing over the railroad. This railroad overpass segment of Highway 63 is expected to be completed and open to traffic in November, 2019.

During this project, U.S. 63 traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Airline Highway, Airport Boulevard, and U.S. 218. There is also a detour for local traffic using Conger St. to Broadway St. to Franklin St. to Mullan Avenue.

The Iowa 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.

University Avenue Reconstruction Project

Download the April 20, 2018 News Release

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Contact Information
Eric Thorson, P.E., City Engineer
City Hall 
715 Mulberry St. 
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
Phone: (319) 291-4312
Fax: (319) 291-4262
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm