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The final phase of University Avenue’s reconstruction in Waterloo is about to get underway.

Work is scheduled to begin Monday. The project will require the former U.S. Highway 218 thoroughfare to close between Ansborough and Fletcher Avenues, but the intersections and adjacent side roads will remain open.

Crews are still completing minor work on the first two phases of the project. There are currently lane closures on University Avenue between Midway Drive and Ansborough Avenue.

Also Monday, the Park Avenue bridge over the Cedar River will temporarily close in downtown Waterloo so a contractor can perform river bottom borings ahead of the structure's scheduled replacement this fall. The bridge is expected be closed about five days.

According to city officials, a marked detour will be in place to direct traffic around the closure.

Similar work was just completed on the 11th Street bridge in Waterloo.

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