Downtown Flood Control -- Project Updates
Work continues to move forward on a variety of flood control initiatives in the downtown. Below are a few project updates.
Wrapping Up in July
The storm sewer work on 1st Street NE (between A Avenue NE - 1st Avenue East) will be wrapping up in July. Lane reductions remain in effect. This work helps consolidate drainage outfalls to the Cedar River, will direct downtown storm water to a future pump station, and will help facilitate the construction of the floodgate across 1st Avenue.
Also wrapping up in this area is the installation of temporary traffic signals at 1st Avenue and 1st Street East. These signals will help ensure additional curb, ADA, and future trail work can be completed. The signals will also allow for changing traffic patterns during construction of the 1st Avenue floodgate. Permanent signals will be installed once work on the floodgate is completed.
Rendering below depicts flood control concept around City Hall, with new trail connection and riverfront access. Flood control components include combination of permanent and removable floodwalls.