University Avenue Project


University Avenue Reconstruction Project

Midway Drive to Hwy 63 – approx.. 3 miles of Complete Street Roadway including 5-lane section (Midway to Progress) and 4-lane section (Progress to Hwy 63), 3 bridges w/enhancements (includes 1 bridge demolition and ped box culvert installation), 1 roundabout, 8 adaptive traffic signals, backlighted street name signs, intersection/gateway features, and trail head/parking lot construction. In addition sidewalk, recreational trails, bus stops, street lighting, storm sewer, sanitary sewer repair work, water main reconstruction, and landscaping with trees and other plantings, and roundabout enhancements, and other amenities will be included.

Residents often ask why Cedar Falls was able to complete their project quicker. Simply, with no bridges along University Ave. in Cedar Falls, the project was less complicated.

Cedar Falls (IA 58 to Midway) – approx.. 2 miles of 4 lane Complete Street Roadway including 0 bridges, 1 small box culvert at Pete Jr High, 1 double roundabout at IA 58, and 4 two lane roundabouts.

Updates

For the week of July 26, 2021, University Avenue traffic will be as follows for each phase and shown on the 07-26-21 Traffic Map. Phases below are listed in order from west to east to be consistent with the  traffic maps.

Phase 2 (Midway Drive to Greenhill Road)  –University Avenue traffic will have lane closures from Access B (Tunis) to Access A (Casey’s Gas) for reconstruction work. 

Phase 1 (Greenhill Road to Ansborough Avenue)  – University Avenue traffic will continue to have lane closures as needed for minor work.

Phase 3 (Ansborough Avenue to Hwy 63) – –On July 27th, University Avenue from Fletcher Avenue to Hwy 63 will open to traffic with lane closures as needed for minor work. On July 28th and July 29th, the recreational trail will be open as shown on the this RAGBRAI University Avenue Bike Route.  The route includes a temporary bike route through the road closure from Ansborough Avenue to Fletcher Avenue. University Avenue from east of Ansborough Avenue to west of Fletcher Avenue will remain closed to traffic during this time.   During this time, the adjacent sideroads and the intersections of Fletcher Avenue and Ansborough Avenue will remain open. For the Sergeant Road Trail detour from Fletcher Avenue to University Avenue, Share the Road signs have been added to Fletcher Avenue from Hwy 63 to University Avenue. Share the Road signs have also been added to Leland Avenue and South Street from Oaklawn Avenue to the Park Avenue Bike Lanes. 

University Avenue (from Cedar Heights Drive to Ansborough Avenue) and Fletcher Avenue will remain open and access to the frontage roads will remain. Please see the attached maps showing the construction zone highlighted for the next week.  

For the week of July 26, 2021,  University Avenue from Fletcher Avenue to Hwy 63 will open to through traffic with possible lane closures to remain.  

University Avenue (from Cedar Heights Drive to Ansborough Avenue) and Fletcher Avenue will remain open and access to the frontage roads will remain. Please see the above map showing the construction zone highlighted for the next two week.  

For safety purposes, please do not enter the construction area. Heavy equipment will be moving back and forth on the closed lanes. It would be advisable to remain behind the sidewalk on the property side during the reconstruction work.

To request road closure notices by e-mail or to unsubscribe, please e-mail us at: university.avenue@waterloo-ia.org.   

Additional information can be viewed on the University Avenue Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UniversityAveWaterloo/.   


View past Video Recap's here.


University Ave Council Update 1-20-2020
University Ave Council Update 12-16-19
University Ave Video Presentation Dec, 2019
University Ave Ph 1 - Enhancement Descriptions

University Ave Ph 1 - Enhancement Display

2018_02_16_Birdseye Perspective Rendering_Draft


Public Information Meeting Handout

Public Information Meeting Presentation

Public Information Meeting Text Boards

Phase 1 Strip Map

Phase 2 Strip Map

Phase 3 Strip Map

Here you will find information pertaining to the University Avenue reconstruction project in Waterloo.

university ave presentation


University Avenue Waterloo Council Work Session Presentation July 24, 2017



Public Information Meeting (March 21, 2017)

University Avenue - Traffic Signals
University Avenue - Roundabouts


Awards
PIA Award 2On February 1, 2021, the Iowa Concrete Paving Association announced the winners of the 2020 Portland Cement Concrete Paving Awards. Thank you to AECOM and K Cunningham Construction Co., Inc. for working with us on the University Avenue Waterloo, Iowa project. Read more about the award here. 


JamieWaterloo was presented with the 2021 Healthy HometownSM Powered by Wellmark Community Award during the Healthiest State Initiative Annual Awards presentation held virtually during a live Facebook event on Feb. 18, 2021. The award recognizes Waterloo for its accomplishments in health improvement initiatives within the community including the added trails on University Ave. 

Information at:
Phone: (319) 291-4312
Email: university.avenue@waterloo-ia.org
Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/universityavewaterloo/