East West Corridor Capacity Improvements Project

The U.S. 20 corridor in Dubuque is the primary east-west route in the City. Future traffic projections indicate that U.S. 20 alone will not provide sufficient capacity for east-west travel in the City. Capacity along alternate east-west corridors will need to be improved to provide connectivity between the western growth areas and downtown. The purpose of this study was to analyze east-west traffic flow in the City and identify corridor improvements or modifications needed to support growing traffic demands. Additionally, consideration was given to transit needs, pedestrian needs and sustainability.

In addition to reviewing the east-west corridor needs for the City of Dubuque, Asbury Road west of the Northwest Arterial, including Asbury Road within the City of Asbury, was reviewed to determine recommended improvements for the corridor.

Study Limits

Information for Property Owners

Just as the law grants certain entities the right to acquire private property, you as the owner of the property have certain rights. Read the Statement of Property Owner's Rights.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has developed a brochure entitled Highways and Your Land. This booklet will acquaint property owners, tenants and the public with the procedures the Iowa Department of Transportation follows in acquiring right of way for a highway. It is not a source of technical definitions or legal advice. Further, it is not intended to establish a legal standard. Download the brochure.

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Opinions on Roundabouts

Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do tells NPR's Steve Inskeep, "The classic case of risk perception being wrong" in traffic is drivers' anxiety about driving in a traffic circle, or roundabout, as opposed to driving through an intersection with a stoplight.

"People fear roundabouts in America — they've been called 'Circles of Death,' Vanderbilt says. "And nothing could be further from the truth."   NPR November 25, 2009

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