Central Corridor Project - 26th to 31st Streets


This project has been suspended until the 2017 construction season. 

Abode Construction, approximately $2.3 million

The project will include the reconstruction of the Central Corridor Project from 26th Street to 31st Street including the roundabout near the old Marion Iron Site connecting 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue.

The project, a public/private partnership, includes the partial construction of the Central Corridor Project between 13th and 31st Streets by Abode Construction.

On May 10, 2014 a resolution approving a development agreement with Genesis Equities, LLC, including tax increment financing payments in an amount not to exceed $8,400,000 plus interest, was approved by City Council providing for the construction funding by the developer.

The project will be constructed in 2 stages, including sanitary sewer in Stage 1, and paving with storm sewer in stage 2.

On Aug. 6, 2015 City Council approved a resolution regarding concurrence of a contract for the construction of the Central Corridor Project (26th St to 31st St – Stage I) by Genesis Equities, LCC, in the amount of $369,232.30.

The project will be constructed in stages with some lane closures and localized congestion when building the roundabout.

Approximate timeline of the 5 Stages and traffic control plans:
     Stage 1: June - August
     Stage 2: August - mid-September
     Stage 3: mid-September - October
     Stage 4: October - mid-November
     Stage 5: mid-November - end of November

Notifications will be sent out regarding traffic pattern changes.


The eastbound left turn lane on 7th Avenue at 26th Street will be closed to traffic. Vehicles will need to merge into the right lane before entering the roundabout. The modification to this intersection is to better assist drivers headed eastbound with becoming more familiar with being in the southern eastbound lane as they enter the roundabout and continue onto 7th Avenue. 

Eastbound traffic on 7th Avenue will not be able to turn left onto 26th Street AND southbound traffic on 26th Street will not be able to turn left onto 7th Avenue.

This change will be in effect until the project is finished this spring.

December 28, 2016 

 Project Status (as of 12.24.16):

  • 116 working days have been used
  • ~88% of the contract has been completed
Current Stage IV:

The contractor was able to apply pavement markings December 5th. The project has been opened for the season, barricades and cones have been removed from the center of the roundabout. Yield to the left when entering the roundabout as people now have the option to make U-Turns.
Central Corridor 26th - 31st St

 This Week / Next Week:

  • The project has been suspended until the 2017 construction season.

Working days and completion date will be set and controlled by the developer. The contractor has completed 80% of the Phase 2 contract.

View the slides that were presented at the public open house on 8.15.16 regarding the phases of the project.

How to drive the 26th St. to 31st St. Roundabout


Project Update Archive:



 marion iron roundabout rendering


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