E. 9th Street

E. 9th Street Improvements: 1st Avenue to Quarry Road


This project will enhance the E. 9th Street corridor with the addition of landscaped center medians, new north-south crosswalks, curb bump outs to establish parallel parking areas, completion of the brick paver streetscape along the south side of E. 9th Street, and conversion of the E. 9th Street & E. 2nd Avenue intersection into a four-leg roundabout.

The project will be completed in two phases.

Phase 1: Mid October-December 2019 (Complete)


Construction on this stretch of E. 9th Street include
  • Two raised center medians west of E. 2nd Avenue. The two medians create a dedicated eastbound left turn lane onto Ponseti Way.
  • Southerly halves of two north-south crosswalks.
  • Curb bump outs and select brick paver replacement along the south side of E. 9th Street, east of E. 2nd Avenue, to better define the parallel parking stalls.
  • New driveway just west of the current driveway used by both the Johnson County Historical Society and the Antique Car Museum of Iowa. The driveway extends along the east side of Xtream Arena. The museum parking lot will connect to this driveway.

Phase 2: March 16, 2020, to July 22, 2020


Work includes
  • Two raised center medians east of E. 2nd Avenue.
  • Additional north-south crosswalks.
  • Curb bump outs and select brick paver replacement along the north side of E. 9th Street, east of E. 2nd Avenue, to establish parallel parking areas and shorten crosswalk distances.
  • Pedestrian streetscape (brick pavers, street trees, etc.) along the south side of E. 9th Street to mirror the existing north side streetscape.
  • Roundabout at E. 9th Street & E. 2nd Avenue.
Traffic control during Phase 2
  • E. 9th Street will have one lane open in each direction at all times between Ponseti Way and Quarry Road.
  • No on-street parking east of E. 2nd Avenue until early July.
  • Pedestrian access is provided along the north side of E. 9th Street.
  • Access to businesses and residences in the Iowa River Landing will be maintained.
Progress made over March 16-April 3, 2020
  • Completed brick paver and full-depth concrete removals within Phase 2, Stage 1, for the south half of the roundabout and the two center medians east of the roundabout.
  • Completed street tree and light pole removals along the south side of E. 9th Street.
  • Completed curb and gutter for new medians east of E. 2nd Avenue.
  • Continued grading for new roundabout.
Progress expected the week of April 6, weather permitting
  • Pour 1’ wide concrete banding along the interior perimeter of the two new center medians. The banding provides a buffer between the median landscaping and E. 9th St traffic.
  • Complete grading for south half of new roundabout.
Looking ahead:
  • The three phases of construction to be completed by July 22, 2020.
E 9th St Project Limits 1st Ave to Quarry Rd


E. 7th Street between 1st Avenue & Quarry Road Is Open 


Note on the E. 7th Street roundabout:
  • As with any roundabout, drivers must yield to their LEFT before entering a roundabout.  
  • Watch for construction traffic passing through this roundabout with material and equipment heading to and from the Arena project.
E 7th St with Construction Traffic Only north and south of E. 2nd Ave


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