City of Dubuque News Release

Annual Asphalt Overlay Projects Announced

John Klostermann
Public Works Director

May 8, 2018 -- For Immediate Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa — The City of Dubuque’s annual asphalt overlay program is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 14, and will improve more than five centerline miles of city streets during the 2018 construction season.  The first of 28 projects will be Arboretum Park Road.

The program targets streets that would benefit from an asphalt overlay to extend the life of the existing pavement.  The public works department manages the program which includes milling/grinding the existing pavement surface, recycling old asphalt, and repaving streets for a safer and smoother ride.  The City has repaved over 215 centerline miles to date since the asphalt overlay program began in 1993.

Unlike street reconstruction projects, property owners are not assessed for costs associated with the asphalt overlay program. Instead, the program is funded with monies from Iowa’s Road Use Tax Fund (gas and diesel fuel tax). The asphalt overlay program is part of the City’s yearly street maintenance activity, which is budgeted at approximately $3.2 million for FY2018.

The following 28 street projects are scheduled for partial or complete asphalt overlay this construction season:
  • Alta Place 
  • Arboretum Park Road             
  • Ashton Place                                                                                   
  • Avoca Street – Cherry to Decorah  
  • Balke Street  
  • Brunswick Street – Davis to Groveland  
  • Brunswick Street – Link to Strauss  
  • Davenport Street – Stoltz to W. 28th  
  • Decorah Street – Avoca to N. Grandview  
  • Delaware Street                   
  • Dexter Street – N. Algona to N. Grandview
  • E. 24th – Windsor to Central      
  • Elm Street – 28th to 30th  
  • Fillmore Street – Alta Place to N. Grandview                                        
  • Goethe Street  
  • Green Street – Asbury to N. Algona  
  • Hogrefe Street   
  • Irving Street  
  • Johnson Street
  • Lincoln Avenue – Windsor to 200 west of Johnson
  • Link Street  
  • Maplewood Court – 375 Maplewood Court to Oakcrest Drive
  • Meadow Wood Drive   
  • Providence – Johnson to Windsor  
  • Rhomberg Avenue  – Windsor to Lincoln        
  • Saunders Street  
  • Stoltz Street – Lemon to Davenport 
  • Strauss Street – Burden to Brunswick

Residents will be notified by mail prior to the start of the project with contact information and parking instructions.  Normally, projects can be completed in one week and streets can be driven on soon after paving takes place, as soon as traffic control devices have been removed.

For more information, contact the public works department at 563-589-4250 or visit

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