Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 100/Edgewood Road detour in Cedar Rapids begins July 28 #iatraffic

Posted on: July 23, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS – July 23, 2014 – As part of the Iowa Department of Transportation’s road construction project currently underway on Iowa 100 in Cedar Rapids, traffic along Edgewood Road between Blairs Ferry Road Northeast and 42nd Street will be detoured beginning Monday, July 28, weather permitting, according to the Iowa DOT’s Cedar Rapids field office.

Traffic impact details are listed below.

  • Traffic along Edgewood Road over the future Iowa 100 will be redirected onto the detour route, with one travel lane open in each direction.
  • Traffic routes in the vicinity will change depending on the direction of travel. 

-Motorists traveling northbound on Edgewood Road wishing to enter onto eastbound Iowa 100 will be able to do so as the on-ramp will remain open.

-Motorists traveling south on Edgewood Road wishing to enter eastbound Iowa 100 will be routed onto the current westbound Iowa 100 exit ramp. This ramp will be channelized with concrete rails in order to ensure that both east- and westbound traffic can enter and exit Iowa 100 safely. 

-Through traffic on Edgewood Road will be redirected on the newly constructed detour.

  • The speed limit leading up to and along the detour will be reduced to 25 mph. Motorists are advised to drive with care while in the area.
  • In order to accommodate ongoing construction of Iowa 100, these changes will be in place for approximately one year.
  • Motorists should seek alternate routes as delays may be possible at times.

Iowa DOT’s construction project website,, includes more complete information on major construction projects that will affect travelers across Iowa this construction season. This site includes specific project details, project detours and traffic impacts, costs, schedules, construction updates, contact information, and an interactive map that includes current projects on Iowa’s interstate and state highways.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

For the latest traveler information anytime, visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at; or download the free app to your mobile device.


Contact: John Vu, P.E., project manager, Iowa DOT District 6, at 319-365-6986 or




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