City Seeking Input from Residents about 1st Avenue East

City Seeking Input from Residents about 1st Avenue East

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – July 13, 2011 – The City of Cedar Rapids has launched a community wide survey to kick-off a road improvement study of 1st Avenue East from 27th Street to 40th Street. The survey is available on the City’s website at

The City encourages all residents that live, work or travel along this corridor to provide input regarding the future development of this road to help us identify corridor problem areas, neighborhood concerns and improvement options. The City is collecting input in two ways: 

  • Online survey available at
  • Public Information Meeting on July 28, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church Kern Hall, 2310 1st Avenue NE

This stretch of 1st Avenue East is a commercial center and main corridor between downtown and residential areas of Cedar Rapids. This important transportation corridor is nearing traffic capacity during some periods of the day, which has had an impact on traffic safety and access to local businesses.

The 1st Avenue East corridor between 27th Street and 40th Street will be rebuilt as a “Complete Street Improvement,” which means a street design that provides for safe, comfortable and convenient travel for all users, including motorists, bicycles, pedestrians, and transit riders.

The new design may include additional turning lanes, driveway consolidations, medians, sidewalk improvements, CEMAR trail crossing, utility upgrades, accessible transit, trees, and other landscaping enhancements.

For more information, please contact the project team at