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 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 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
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.