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Thursday, May 14, 2015

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • LitFlicks at the Library: Lone Survivor (May 14)
  • Farmers’ Market and basket giveaway (May 18)
  • Memorial Day holiday (May 25)
  • Meetings: Board of Adjustment (May 18) and City Council (May 26)

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Flags in Oak Hill Cemetery

Memorial Day Holiday Schedule

Monday, May 25

City offices, the Library, Coralville Transit, and the Farmers’ Market will be closed on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day. The Recreation Center and Indoor Pool will be open from noon to 5:00 pm. From May 25 to 29, trash and recycling will be picked up one day later than usual.  Learn more

Coral Ridge Avenue Improvements Holiday Rd. to Oakdale Blvd.

Construction Updates

Check out news about the latest projects in Coralville:

Coral Ridge Avenue Project

Northbound Traffic to Move to East Side of New Median

It’s another Coral Ridge Avenue project milestone on the half-mile stretch between the Holiday Road / Heartland Drive and Oakdale Boulevard intersections: northbound traffic is scheduled to move one lane east of the center median later next week. Traffic will remain one lane in each direction while work finishes on the shoulder and new median.  

S.T. Morrison Park / Recreation Center Parking Lot

Work to Begin Soon

Reconstruction work will start the week of May 18 on the main S.T. Morrison Park parking lot, located east of the Coralville Recreation Center. Motorists may park in the west side lot and the Aquatic Center parking lot until the project is complete in early July. 

12th Avenue & Holiday Road

New Mini-Roundabout Will Reduce Delays at Intersection

Coralville’s first mini-roundabout will soon be constructed at 12th Avenue and Holiday Road.  The intersection will be closed to traffic from June 3 until early July but, when complete, the conversion from four-way stop to mini-roundabout will reduce delays during peak driving times. A pedestrian route will be maintained, and drivers should anticipate detours.  A mini-roundabout functions like a regular roundabout, but with a smaller footprint.  

Reimagine 5th 

Projects Continue

Portions of 5th Street between 1st and 10th Avenues are closed until mid-August for street improvements and flood protection projects. When complete, the reconstruction, improvements, flood mitigation projects, and recent redevelopment will result in a community-friendly, walkable corridor with trail connections, transit access, historic attractions, and public spaces. 

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Updates about Coralville’s construction projects are posted at

Flood Protection System Awarded for Engineering Excellence

Coralville’s flood protection system received an engineering excellence award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Iowa. The mile-long flood protection system, which includes a multi-use trail, reclaimed a half-mile of riverfront along the Iowa River and made it publicly accessible. Learn more

Aquatic Center to Open for Season on May 30 

Make a splash this summer! Mark your calendar, the Coralville Community Aquatic Center will open for the season on Saturday, May 30!  Learn more

4thFest Accepting Parade Entries & Vendor Applications

Entries are now being accepted for Coralville's 4thFest parade, the area's largest 4th of July parade. March on! Learn more

4thFest is also accepting applications for vendors in S.T. Morrison Park on July 3 and 4. Thousands of people attend Coralville's annual 4th of July celebration! Learn more

Coralville RAGBRAI Ride the Red Carpet

RAGBRAI Volunteers Get a Great View...

…of the concerts on July 24 when RAGBRAI rolls into Coralville for an overnight stop. All RAGBRAI volunteers receive free entrance to the concerts, plus a free RAGBRAI volunteer t-shirt. Pick your shift and job, from rolling out the red carpet to recycling collection. Learn more

On Stage at the Center for the Performing Arts

The Center is in full bloom over the next two weeks with spring shows, including:

  • ICCSD’s Music In the Village (May 14)
  • This Is My Brave (May 15)
  • Nancy Cree Studio Recitals (May 16 & 17)
  • City Ballet of Iowa (May 18)
  • Nolte’s Red Carpet Awards (May 28-31)

Learn more

Evan Hilsabeck photo

New Managing Director to Join the Center for the Performing Arts

Evan Hilsabeck will soon step on stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts when he begins as the new managing director on June 8.  Hilsabeck, who currently serves as the Managing Artistic Director for the Spencer Community Theater in Spencer, Iowa, is a board member of the Iowa Arts Council. Learn more

What's Happening at the Library

Summer Reading Kickoff!

Wednesday, May 27 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm

Celebrate the kickoff of the Summer Reading Program. Sign up for programs for children, teens, and adults! Pick up an event calendar and explore the Library for great books to start the summer…plus enjoy free ice cream! Learn more

Stage on the Page: The Misanthrope

Thursday, May 28 | 10:00 am

The most famous of Moliere’s comedies, this farce was first performed in Paris in 1666. Come and enjoy the discussion! Learn more

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