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, subscribe to "Notify Me" and choose "Street Detour & Construction Alerts." 

  1. Street Closure - Fifth St. from Main to Locust

    Posted on December 2, 2021

    Fifth St. will be closed between Main and Locusts Streets on Thursday, December 2, beginning at 8 p.m. and will be closed until Sunday, December 5 at 3 a.m. due to a City-permitted special event. Read on...
  2. Fremont Ave NB Lane Shift between Coates St and Marion St

    Posted on December 1, 2021

  3. Street Closure - Tenth St. between Jackson and Washington

    Posted on December 1, 2021

    Tenth St. between Jackson and Washington Streets will be closed on Thursday, December 2, 2021 beginning at 10 a.m. and will be closed until Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 5 p.m. due to a City-permitted special event. Read on...

City Construction Projects Impacting Traffic

The 2021 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. 


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.

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. Learn more about the odd/even snow route policy and alerts.