The City of Cedar Rapids and DOT are almost ready to open up the Highway 100 extension.

Phase one of the project is nearly complete and the Department of Transportation and city are preparing to celebrate with a ribbon cutting and community bike tour. It will be held Saturday, December 3 at 1:00 p.m, at Highway 100 and Edgewood Road.

Guest speakers for the event will be Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett and City Manager Jeff Pomeranz, as well as Jim Schnoebelen, Iowa DOT District Engineer. When the ribbon cutting is complete, citizens will be able to bike, walk, or run the highway. It won't open to vehicular traffic until sometime in mid-December. The exact date hasn't been announced.

The first phase of the Highway 100 extension connects Edgewood Road and Covington Road, and covers about four miles. The second/final phase will connect Covington Road to Highway 30 and is expected to open late in 2018 or early 2019.

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[via City of Cedar Rapids]