Work begins on Iowa City grade separation project

Written by Jenifer Nunez, assistant editor
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City of Iowa City

Peterson Contractors of Reinbeck has begun work on the First Avenue Grade Separation Project in Iowa City.


The project involves lowering First Avenue, raising the Iowa Interstate (IAIS) railroad tracks and constructing a railroad bridge over First Avenue. The project will be constructed in phases over the next two construction seasons and will require multiple lane reductions and detours throughout construction.

Iowa City has designated funds, along with support from federal funding, to design and construct the separation between the railroad and vehicle and pedestrian traffic. Included in this project will be a new railroad bridge, street paving, water main improvements and other related work.