Complete Streets Project

Complete Streets Presentation
The Dubuque Complete Streets Project in the Historic Millwork District was completed in 2012. The $7.7 million project was partially funded through a $5.6 million federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant and a $150,000 Iowa Great Places grant through the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. The Complete Streets Project designed the Historic Millwork District to facilitate safe and handicap-accessible street use for drivers, public transportation users, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Complete Streets Project Lighting
Complete Streets Pedestrian Design
Historical Railway Preservation
Community Design

Historic Millwork District Complete Streets

The design of the project improved functionality and safety and incorporated sustainable elements, preserved the history of the district, and integrated local artistic design.


Sustainable elements include LED lighting, recycled brick and concrete, and permeable pavement to rejuvenate the Mississippi River aquifer.

Functionality & Accessibility

New curbs and bump-outs improve the safety of pedestrian crossings while sidewalk improvements welcome a broad range of users, including bicyclists and disabled pedestrians.

Historical Preservation
Millwork District history endures through the preservation of old railroad tracks in the street design.

Artistic Accents

The streets feature locally designed and manufactured benches, bike racks, and receptacles.