C Avenue Ne Reconstruction

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa   Client: City of Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Services: Design, Survey, Construction Administration and Observation, Public Engagement   Expertise: Transportation

Project Overview

As part of the City’s Paving for Progress program funded by the Local Option Sales Tax, the city identified this portion of C Avenue as requiring reconstruction. This section of C Avenue was classified as a minor arterial based on the traffic volumes. Adjacent to the street were 30 residential properties, 1 commercial property, and Cedar Memorial Cemetery. It was essential to maintain access to the homes during construction. The roadway corridor was not as wide as a typical arterial roadway sections resulting in a tighter work space in which to complete the project.
McClure prepared a functional design report establishing a phasing plan that was constructible and yet maintained access to residents along C Avenue. To comply with the city Complete Streets Policy, sidewalk will be constructed along both sides of C Avenue throughout the project limits. We were also able to develop a typical section that included two 6’ wide bike lanes between the travel lanes and the curb. This was accomplished without expanding the overall curb-to-curb width of the original street.

Lane widths were reduced from 12’ lanes to 11’ lanes. Two open house meetings were held to present the project to the public and local residents. Both were well attended and informative to the public. Some comments discussed at the open house meetings resulted in minor modifications to the project plans.

Project Highlights

  • A phasing plan was established to maintain access for residents along C Avenue during construction
  • Two 6’ wide bike lanes were added without expanding the overall curb-to-curb width the of original street
  • Open house meetings were held to present the project to the public and residents

Project Manager

Jeff Schug, PE

Contact Emailjschug@mcclurevision.com