The Canadian Pacific Railroad travels through the urban core of the City with numerous at-grade crossings on local city streets in the downtown area. With an approximate 8-10 trains passing through Dubuque on a daily basis, this impedes the ability for pedestrian, vehicles, commercial traffic and emergency responders to access the northeast segment of the City. In 1958, a planning level study was developed for a bridge crossing over the railroad at 14th Street. The 14th Street Overpass would provide an unimpeded elevated crossing over the railroad tracks thus providing unimpeded access to the Kerper Blvd Commercial Business Park, the redeveloped 16th Street Corridor, the tourism and recreational amenities on Schmidt Island, and also the Highway 61/151 into Wisconsin.
For additional information on these proposed projects, or to provide feedback, please contact Assistant City Engineer Bob Schiesl at 563-589-4270 or email.