I-380 Project Has Its Own Facebook Page

Date Published: Saturday, September 1, 2012


Cedar Valley Corp., LLC was the prime contractor on the I-380 construction project near Evansdale, Iowa. The project was so prominent the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) started a Facebook page named I-380 Reconstruction. On its page the IDOT posted progress reports, answered motorist’s questions, wrote interesting facts, and posted pictures. Motorists who visited the page could “like” comments and photos, ask questions, and post their own thoughts regarding the project.

Beginning at the Cedar River bridge in Evansdale and ending at the Cedar Rapids exit, the project consisted of 6.1 miles of removal and reconstruction. Traffic was placed in a head-to-head configuration on April 23, 2012. One hundred days later, on August 1, head-to-head traffic was discontinued as one lane in each direction was reopened.

News that I-380 would be reopened to four-lane traffic shortly after Labor Day brought cheers from the public. “YAHOO! Well done! Way to go! We will enjoy it.” were comments posted on the page.

“It seems like everything got done sooner than expected on this project, and that theme continues! The northbound and southbound lanes of 380 have opened!!” exclaimed the IDOT regarding the I-380 reconstruction on its Facebook page August 29, 2012. Numerous posts expressed admiration at the project’s impressive progress.

Cedar Valley is proud to have spearheaded and paved this project and appreciates all of the sub-contractors’ efforts to complete the project 83 days ahead of the scheduled completion date. From the words of one motorist who posted, “WOW! Very impressive.”