Current and Upcoming City Construction Projects

Southwest Arterial
The Southwest Arterial (U.S. 52) will be a 6.1-mile, four-lane, divided freeway with priority-one access control and will provide an alternative route for traffic through southwestern Dubuque.

U.S. 52/Central Ave. Resurfacing and Sidewalk Curb Ramp Project
The project includes the installation of 28 new ADA-compliant sidewalk curb ramps and street pavement resurfacing on Central Ave. from 9th St. to 21st St. Construction will resume in April 2020.

Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation Project

Bee Branch Creek Railroad Culverts
Construction began in July 2019. To date, work has included shoring and constructing new concrete box culverts and the launch and receiving pits for the micro-tunneling equipment. Micro-tunneling is expected to begin in mid to late April.

22nd St. / Kaufmann Ave. Storm Sewer Improvements
New concrete storm sewers will be installed along E. 22nd St. from Elm St. to Central Ave. continuing up Kaufmann Ave. to Kane Street. To date, work has been completed through Central Ave. just short of N. Main St. 

17th St. / W. Locust St. Storm Sewer Improvements
New concrete storm sewers will be installed from the railroad tracks up 17th St. to W. Locust St. and continuing up W. Locust St. toward Angella St. To date, work has been completed through Central Ave. up to Heeb St. 

Green Alleys
Green alley reconstruction focuses on reducing the volume of stormwater in the watershed. To date, 80 alleys have been completed. All remaining alleys in the Bee Branch Watershed are scheduled to be reconstructed between 2029 and 2040. The specific construction year for each alley has not yet been determined.

East West Corridor Connectivity Study

A roundabout is a one-way circular intersection engineered to reduce congestion, save time, and maximize safety. Roundabouts can carry more traffic than a traffic signal, but with one fourth as many injuries, and one tenth as many fatalities.


Road Construction Toolkit for Businesses

The City recognizes businesses located in work zones have special needs. It’s critical that customers have access to businesses and that they continue to visit them, regardless of any road work inconveniences. The Road Construction Toolkit for Businesses is offered as a resource for businesses. It outlines what the City provides before and during road construction projects, ideas about what businesses can do to proactively prepare for construction projects in their area, and other helpful information such as the construction noise ordinance, dust control measures, parking and transportation alternatives, and temporary sign permits. Through communication and cooperation, businesses can thrive when road construction is in the area.

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Please contact the Engineering Department at 563.589.4270 with any questions or concerns you have.