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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FY 2017 STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM, Contract No. 921

West 7th Street from Johnson St. to Forest Ave; is under construction.

West 9th Street from East San Marnan Access Road to 3835 West 9th Street; is under construction. (W. 9th will be closed to through traffic between Park Lane and the San Marnan access road.)

W. 9th St., closure from 3749 W. 9th St. to 3759 W. 9th Street is under construction. (W. 9th will be closed to through traffic between Park Lane and the San Marnan access road.)

East Mitchell Ave Between driveways of 1010 Mitchell and West 9th Street; Under Construction


FY 2018 STREET RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM, Contract No. 944

Coachman Dr. from Northerly 1/2 of Carriage Hill Dr./Coachman Dr. Intersection; under construction.

Denver Street from Hawthorne Ave. to Berch Ave. is under construction.

King bard Blvd. (Stage 1) from Fletcher Ave to 432/433 Kingbard Bvld.  is under construction.

W. Parker Street from Longfellow Ave. to Burton Ave., Under Construction.

W. 6th Street from Byron Ave. to Hawthorne Ave.; under construction.

E. San Marnan Dr. Access Rd. (Stages 6 & 7) from 255/267 E. San Marnan driveway to 441 E. San Marnan, under construction.



FY 2018 ASPHALT OVERLAY PROGRAM, Contract No. 943

Idaho Street from Dubuque Rd. to MLK Jr. Drive is under construction.


Wilbur Ave. from Janney Ave.  to Falls Ave. Under Construction


FY 2018 Bridge and Culvert Repair, Contract #950
W. Ridgeway Avenue, eastbound from Deere Road, is reduced to one-lane traffic for bridge repairs.


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.

US 63 BETWEEN FRANKLIN STREET AND NEWELL STREET


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 June 16, 2018 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 
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm