Alerts: Street Closures, Detours, & Emergencies 

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Street Closures & Detours

The City of Dubuque must occasionally reroute traffic in order to facilitate infrastructure improvement projects or to respond to public safety issues. Please click on the items below for additional information on individual street closures and construction detours. If you'd like to be informed of street closures and detours by email and/or text, click here to subscribe to "Notify Me" and choose "Street Detour & Construction Alerts."

View map of current detours.

Current Detours
  1. Construction on E. 17th St. to Resume on Monday, Mar. 25

    Last year, Bee Branch Project-related storm sewer improvements were constructed on E. 17th St. between Elm St. and Heeb St. Construction of the remaining sidewalk and curb work associated with the project will resume on Monday, March 25. Read on...
  2. E 16th Street Lane Closure - between Sycamore and HWY 61/151 Overpass

    A lane of E. 16th Street will be closed for pavement repair between Sycamore Street and the HWY 61/151 overpass starting on Monday, March 25th. Read on...
  3. Kerper Blvd. Southbound Lane Closure

    Both southbound lanes between the HWY 61/151 Entrance Ramp and just north of Fengler Street will be closed for approx. eight weeks beginning on Monday, March 25. All traffic will be shift into the two northbound lanes. Business access will be maintained. Read on...
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2019 Construction Projects Impacting Traffic

The 2019 construction season will include a number of projects that will impact traffic (vehicular and pedestrian) throughout Dubuque. These infrastructure improvement projects may involve some short-term inconveniences for residents and businesses, but they are significant community investments that will provide long-term benefits. Additional projects will be conducted during the construction season, but are not expected to impact traffic.

View a citywide map and list of projects planned for 2019.
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.

View Road Construction Toolkit for Businesses

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CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The City of Dubuque has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications and other important messages. This system allows local officials to telephone all or targeted areas of the city or county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action.

Odd/Event Snow Route Alerts
CodeRED will also be used to notify residents who live on Dubuque's snow routes when the City's odd/even snow route policy is implemented. Click here to learn more about the odd/even snow route policy and alerts.