Schedule: Tower Terrace Road (C ave. to Alburnett Rd.)
Based on the preliminary design that was presented during the project open house in March in 2015, a construction schedule was presented to illustrate project benchmarks over the next several years.
The full proposed project schedule is stated below. The schedule remains subject to change. CLICK HERE to receive project updates as more information becomes available. Please note, this project timeline is for Tower Terrace Road from C Avenue to Alburnett Road.
Corridor Management Plan
Completed in 2010
Details: The Corridor Management Plan, completed in 2010 by the Corridor Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), includes development concepts for the Tower Terrace Road Corridor. The plan provides a vision of local development. For more information visit the Corridor MPO website.
Fall 2014 – Spring 2015
Details: The design process involves intense collaboration between city representatives, Anderson Bogert, and the residents of the Tower Terrace Road Corridor who are most impacted by the project. Efforts are taken to develop design solutions that will meet the needs of growth in the area while protecting the interests of those who already reside in the corridor.
Winter 2014 – 2018
Details: As the design concepts for the project are finalized, the potential environmental impact of the project is carefully studied and evaluated. This process is crucial to the progress of future phases of the Tower Terrace Road project. This part of the Federal Aid process requires a more detailed review of the project impacts at the State and Federal Highway Administration levels. Alternatives and mitigation of environmental impacts are developed and public involvement are included. The Environmental Assessment started in January 2017, with a public hearing anticipated in 2018 and final State and Federal sign off anticipated in 2018.
In the Future
Phase 1 Design
Details: Phase 1 includes Tower Terrace Road generally from Summerset Avenue through the C Avenue Intersection. Phase 1 of the project will be designed in conjunction with development in the area. For more information please refer to current project designs.
Phase 2 Design
Details: Phase 2 includes Tower Terrace Road generally from C Avenue to Alburnett Road. Phase 2 may be bid and constructed before Phase 1, depending on the pace of right-of-way acquisition.
Right-of-Way Acquisition for Phases 1 & 2
2018 – 2019
Details: Once the final designs of the project are completed for Phase 1 and Phase 2, the necessary right-of-way will be identified and acquired. The right-of-way acquisition process generally takes approximately a year.
Final Plans for Phases 1 & 2
2018 – 2019
Details: Final plans will be developed after right-of-way negotiations are complete. At this stage, a public information meeting is typically held to review the final plans and address any outstanding concerns.
Possible Bid of Phases 1 & 2
Details: At the completion of the designs for Phases 1 and 2, the project will enter the bidding phase. A contractor will be selected and a final, detailed construction schedule will be developed with the contractor.
Possible Construction of Phases 1 & 2
2020 – 2021
Details: Construction will likely take two seasons for each phase. The exact timing of construction for each phase is dependent upon right-of-way acquisition, external reviews by the Iowa DOT and Federal Highway Administration, possible development in the area, and other external factors.