CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The road improvement project on Mt. Vernon Road SE continues to move forward. Starting on Monday, September 16 and lasting until Wednesday, September 18, Mount Vernon Road will be open to one lane of traffic only between 38th Street and East Post Road for pavement repairs. Flaggers will be on site to alternate traffic flow; motorists should anticipate delays while crews work on this phase.
The project includes utility and pavement improvements, reconfigured travel lanes (two lanes eastbound; one lane westbound; one center turn lane), transitioning 40th Street to a signalized intersection, and turning the entrance to Hy-Vee between 40th Street and 42nd Street into a right-in/right-out only to reduce the number of crashes. The project stretches from 38th Street to East Post Road, and is scheduled to be completed this fall.