East Cedar Street

Please check this page frequently for information and updates on the East Cedar Street reconstruction project. Updates will include details on project phases, planned closures and detours, and other relevant information to help residents navigate the project area. A full set of project plans may be found under the Project Details tab below.

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Project Update July 2022

Construction activities associated with the East Cedar Street Roadway Improvements Project remain ongoing. Over the course of this project, which commenced in late 2020 with an anticipated construction time of two years, certain elements related to the necessary relocation of utilities have caused some unfortunate delays. This has no doubt been extremely frustrating for those residing in the construction area, as well as for those who rely on East Cedar Street for their daily commute to work or school.

Substantial utility adjustment and relocation activities within the right-of-way on either side of East Cedar have been required to accommodate all other construction activities. These utilities include elements such as water and sewer, natural gas, electric, and telecommunications infrastructure. Each utility owner is responsible for the work needed to relocate their equipment and coordinating this work with the primary contractor. All water and sewer relocation work along the project corridor has been completed by the city, but some activities related to the relocation of utilities owned by other providers still remain.

As a result of these delays, timelines for completion of other elements of the project, along with the reopening of certain sections of East Cedar to traffic, have been updated. These include:

  • August 1, 2022 – Installation of base pavement and reopening of East Cedar Street to local traffic between Georgia Avenue and Virginia Avenue
  • August 29, 2022 – Installation of curbing, guttering, sidewalks, and base pavement, along with fully reopening East Cedar Street to local traffic from King College Road all the way to Virginia Avenue
  • Fall 2022 – Completion of utility adjustments between Virginia Avenue and 5th Street
  • Spring 2023 – Completion of remaining roadway construction between Virginia Avenue and 5th Street, including the installation of retaining walls, storm drains, curbing, guttering, and pavement

The overall East Cedar Street project includes the rebuilding of approximately 1.2 miles of roadway between King College Road and 5th Street.

In addition to the installation of sidewalks on both sides of the road, the project included road realignment between Golf Street and Halverstadt Drive to eliminate the dangerous “S” curve. This was completed in September 2021 in conjunction with the installation of a new box culvert at Cedar Creek and a much-improved storm sewer system between Florida Avenue and King College Road.

Among the major project feature remaining are changes in elevation at the Georgia Avenue and Kentucky Avenue intersections to provide better sight distance and modifications to the intersections at Virginia Avenue and 5th Street to improve safety and traffic flow.

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