Phases, Costs & Funding

Completed bridge
Phase
Cost
Status
Final Engineering Design $12.7 million Ongoing
Property Acquisition $15.5 million Completed, August 2016
North Cascade Road Reconstruction $3.7 million Completed, November 2014
English Mill Road Construction $3.9 million Projected completion, Spring 2017
Military Road Reconstruction $7.4 million Bid in October 2016, construction in 2017
Utility Relocations $3.2 million Ongoing
U.S. 61/151 Interchange Box Culvert $1.2 million Completed, May 2016
Menard's Frontage Road Project $8.8 million Under construction
U.S. 20 Interchange Grading Project $6.4 million Under construction
West Grading Project (English Mill Rd. to Catfish Creek) $8.8 million Under construction
East Grading Project (Catfish Creek to U.S. 61/151) $14.3 million Bid in January 2017
Southwest Arterial(U.S. 52) Bridges & Structures $42.4 million 2017-2019
Southwest Arterial(U.S. 52) 2-Lane Paving $30.7 million 2018-2019
TOTAL FOR PAVING 2-LANE & GRADING 4-LANE
$159 MILLION     
2019
Remaining 4-Lane Paving & N. Cascade Rd. /
English Mill Rd. Interchange
$30 million
Based on availability of future funding
COMPLETED 4-LANE FREEWAY TOTAL
$189 MILLION
TBA
The estimated total cost for the four lane highway grading, construction of the bridges and interchanges, and the paving of a two-lane highway from U.S. 61/151 to U.S. 20 is $159 million. The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) has committed $115 million toward the construction of a preliminary two-lane highway. This phase is under construction and is scheduled to be completed and open for traffic in 2019.

The City of Dubuque has acquired $32.9 million in federal funds and will contribute an additional $7.9 million in local funds, along with $3.6 from Dubuque County to complete the preliminary two-lane highway. The remaining four-lane paving will be constructed when the Iowa DOT can budget for the additional funding.

Funding Sources

Iowa DOT (Fiscal Years 2015-19)
$115 million
City - Federal Funds
$32.9 million
City - Local Funds
$7.9 million
Dubuque County
$3.6 million
TOTAL $159.4 MILLION