Cedar Falls City Council adopts roundabouts study

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) – The Cedar Falls City Council adopted a study Monday night, which recommends roundabouts at Greenhill Road and Cedar Heights Drive and Greenhill Road and South Main Street.

The council approved the study, 5-2.

2nd ward council member Susan DeBuhr and 3rd ward council member Rob Green voted against the study.

Cedar Falls officials first recommended the study to City Council on Dec. 17 at the Committee of the Whole meeting. Before Dec. 17, the city held three public input meetings on the proposed roundabout renovations.

The Greenhill Road Traffic Study takes a look at the entire Greenhill corridor from Hudson Road to Cedar Heights Drive. It evaluates short and long-term plans to improve lanes, intersections and pedestrian needs.

The information from the study will be used to create future plans and designs. From there, the council will still need to vote on the roundabouts before construction can begin.

Construction at Cedar Heights and Greenhill could start as early as 2020. South Main Street and Greenhill construction could start in 2021, according to Jon Resler, the city engineer.

Resler said both roundabouts would be two lanes.

City officials may look to add roundabouts to other intersections at Greenhill, depending on how the city develops over the next decade.

Olivia Schmitt

Olivia Schmitt

Morning Reporter at KWWL
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