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Posted on: March 1, 2018

Two Major Road Reconstruction Projects Begin This Spring

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Drivers should prepare for road construction beginning in March and lasting most of 2018, weather permitting, along 1st Avenue (from 6th Street to 9th Street) and Coral Ridge Avenue (from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road). While total reconstruction on two of Coralville’s busiest roads will be inconvenient, the benefits from the long-awaited improvements will last far into the future.

1st Avenue Improvements

1st Avenue between 6th Street and 9th Street is the final section of 1st Avenue that needs to be improved south of Interstate 80.  This section of 1st Avenue will have four through lanes, one continuous center turn lane, 10-foot wide sidewalks on both sides, new traffic signals at 6th Street, permanent traffic signals at 7th Street, new public utilities, roadway lighting, and streetscaping.

Learn about 1st Avenue improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue Improvements

Coral Ridge Avenue from Oakdale Boulevard to Forevergreen Road is the final section of Coral Ridge Avenue that needs to be improved.  This one mile stretch will be widened from two to four lanes with a raised median and dedicated turn lanes at all intersections, upgraded traffic signals at both Oakdale Boulevard and Forevergreen Road, new traffic signals at University Parkway and Wheaton Road, a new trail and a pedestrian tunnel, stormwater management enhancements, roadway lighting, and landscaping.

Learn about Coral Ridge Avenue improvements

What to Expect

  • Expect traffic delays, allow extra travel time, and use caution when traveling through construction areas.
  • Access to businesses will be maintained along the construction areas; please remember to support these businesses throughout construction.
  • On 1st Avenue, single lane traffic in both directions and pedestrian access will be maintained. Staff will monitor traffic times and adjust the timing of traffic signals as needed.
  • On Coral Ridge Avenue, one lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction, with a detour for a portion of the project.
  • Coralville Transit riders may experience delays on all routes,  especially during peak traffic times. Any changes to routes and  schedules will be posted on www.coralville.org/transit.

Stay Informed

For information about these road construction projects and to stay informed about updates that may impact your travel:

For more information about these projects, visit www.coralville.org/projects or call the Coralville Engineering Department at 319.248.1720.

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