Coral Ridge Avenue Improvements
Coral Ridge Avenue Improvements: Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road
Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road will undergo total reconstruction in 2018. This is the final section of Coral Ridge Avenue that needs to be improved.
After work is complete, this widened one mile stretch of Coral Ridge Avenue will feature:
- Four lanes (widened from the current two lanes), with a raised center median and dedicated turn lanes at all intersections
- Upgraded traffic signals at both Oakdale Boulevard and Forevergreen Road
- New traffic signals at both University Parkway and Wheaton Road
- New pedestrian tunnel just north of Oakdale Boulevard
- New shared-use path along the west side of Coral Ridge Avenue
- Stormwater management enhancements
- Roadway lighting
- Bid in January 2018
- Low bid: $8,451,528.03 (Peterson Contractors Inc. of Reinbeck, Iowa)
- Funding: The Iowa Department of Transportation is contributing $1.7 million, with the balance coming from local funds and assessments. The City of North Liberty is also contributing funds to this project since a portion of the project is located within North Liberty.
- Estimated start: March 2018
- Estimated completion: December 2018 (driving lanes, trail, and traffic signals)
- Landscaping and final work: Spring 2019
Traffic Impact on Coral Ridge Avenue
- There will be traffic delays
- One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Coral Ridge Avenue through the project corridor
- Detour, approximately mid-May through mid-November: Coral Ridge Avenue traffic will detour using Oakdale Boulevard, Crosspark Road, and Wheaton Road to give the contractor full access to this section of the roadway. While it is inconvenient, this temporary closure will speed up the overall project timeline.
In anticipation of the project, underground duct banks were proactively constructed in 2017. These duct banks provided places for the private utilities companies to relocate their overhead and underground facilities to be out of the way before the 2018 improvement projects. The duct banks should minimize delays caused by private utility relocations, which can be common during street projects.
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