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. Bluff Street Closure between 1st Street and Jones Street

    Beginning Monday December 16th at 7:00 am, the northbound lane of Bluff Street between 1st Street and Jones Street will be closed to accommodate an emergency sanitary sewer service repair. Read on...
  2. Garfield Ave. Closure Between Elm and Windsor

    Due to the Bee Branch Creek Railroad Culverts project, Garfield Ave. will be closed from Elm St. to Windsor Ave. beginning Monday, Dec. 16, for approximately five weeks. Read on...
  3. Fifth Street closed between Main and Locust, Wednesday - Friday

    Fifth St. will be closed between Locust St. and Main St. from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, until 3 a.m. on Friday, December 20, due to a City-permitted special event at the Five Flags Center. 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.
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.

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.