PAVING FOR PROGRESS
42nd Street Improvements        


Construction Update: 3-18-16
 
Work on 42nd Street began on March 7, and contractor Rathje Construction has been making good progress. Crews have completed storm sewer crossings and intakes on the south side of 42nd Street. The work on the retaining wall near the I-380 southbound on-ramp is also underway. 
 
Starting Monday, March 21, the travel lane between I-380 and Northwood Dr will shift from the north side of the road to the south side, to allow for the remainder of storm sewer and water main construction in this area.  

During this time, 42nd Street from I-380 to Northwood Dr will remain open to westbound traffic only. 

After this work is complete, the north side pavement and driveways will be removed and preparation for paving will begin.

Driveway Access
During this work, driveway access for residents on the north side of 42nd St will be maintained for as long as possible using temporary surfacing. When driveway access is not possible, residents can park on the south side of the street on the temporary pavement placed in last week.

Moving Forward
Retaining wall and storm sewer work will also begin on the north side of 42nd St east of the Wenig Rd intersection.  During this time, traffic between Wenig Rd and Northwood Dr will remain open to two way local traffic, but there may be intermittent periods where traffic may need to be reduced to one lane in each direction for short periods of time during the retaining wall work. Flaggers will be on site to help with traffic flow. 

This traffic pattern is expected to be in place until classes at Kennedy High School and Pierce Elementary School dismiss for the summer in early June.   

Contractor Information
Rathje Construction Co.
Ryan McAdams
319-377-3179
rmcadams@rathjeconstruction.com

City Construction Inspector
Eric Bahl
319-521-5897
EricB@cedar-rapids.org

Design Consultant
Anderson Bogert Engineers
William Bauer
(319) 377-4629
wbauer@anderson-bogert.com
 

Thank You for
Your Patience 
The City and its contractor is doing everything they can to accelerate construction and get the project done as quickly as possible, while maintaining as much access to residents and the traveling public as they can. Thank you for your continued collaboration and patience.