CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – March 30, 2015 – Construction of a new bridge on Edgewood Road in Cedar Rapids will be at a different stage starting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30, which will require intermittent lane closures over the next two weeks between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and also after 6 p.m., weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office.
Up to four 10-minute intermittent lane closures on northbound Edgewood Road between North River Boulevard and the north end of the west detour will be required each day when the bridge beams are bought in from Blairs Ferry Road to Edgewood Road.
After this half of the bridge is built, traffic on the west detour will be moved back on to Edgewood Road and the new bridge. This will allow construction of the Iowa 100 extension to continue.
Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes to avoid the northbound Edgewood Road to avoid delays.
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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.