City Construction Projects

SW Arterial

Southwest Arterial (U.S. 52)

The Southwest Arterial (U.S. 52) is a 6.1-mile, four-lane, divided freeway with priority-one access control and provides an alternative route for traffic through southwestern Dubuque. It connects the Dubuque Technology Park on U.S. Hwy 61/151 with the new Dubuque Industrial Center West and the existing Dubuque Industrial Center near U.S. Hwy 20. Learn more about the Southwest Arterial Project


New Microtunneled Bee Branch Culverts

Bee Branch Creek Railroad Culverts Project

Six 8-foot diameter steel pipes were micro-tunneled under the Canadian Pacific railroad tracks to allow stormwater to drain more efficiently from the upstream portion of the Bee Branch Creek to the downstream portion. The operation began in July 2020 and was finished in late-October 2020. The new stormwater pipes are expected to be functioning in the spring of 2021 after the upstream and downstream connections are finished. Learn more about this stormwater management project.


Trench Grates on Kaufmann Oct. 13, 2020
22nd St. / Kaufmann Ave. Storm Sewer Improvements

During rain events, stormwater can resemble a river as it runs down Kaufmann Ave. and E. 22nd St. Over the last several years, improvements have been made to reduce flash flooding along the corridor. New concrete box culverts and additional storm intakes have been installed from Elm St. to Francis St. to increase stormwater capacity. In 2020, the new culvert was extended from Francis St. up past N. Main St. stopping short of Kleine St. Learn more about the 22nd St. / Kaufmann Ave. storm sewer improvements.


Veterans Memorial Project Progress Photo 6

Chaplain Schmitt Island Veterans Memorial Project

A $3.2 million improvement project at the Chaplain Schmitt Island Veterans Memorial Plaza is currently under construction. The project includes a new memorial for Chaplain Schmitt composed of a decorative swirling concrete path that transforms into an elevated boardwalk extending from the Veterans Memorial Plaza over the pond. A circular landing that contains a sculpture titled "Skyward" will be located at the end of the boardwalk. Read more about the Veterans Memorial Project.


N. Cascade Rd. Project

North Cascade Road Reconstruction Project

With the completion of the Southwest Arterial, traffic volumes are expected to increase on North Cascade Rd. The City is reconstructing North Cascade Rd. between the bridge over the South Fork of Catfish Creek to the Southwest Arterial intersection. The roadway is being widened to accommodate a 35-foot urban complete street with five-foot paved shoulders and bike lanes on each side with grading for future sidewalks on each side of the road.


STREETS Components Interaction

STREETS Project: Dynamic Routing of Traffic

The City of Dubuque is implementing the next generation of integrated traffic signal system that includes rapid simulation of future traffic conditions based on real-time data collection. Learn more about the STREETS Project.


Road Construction Toolkit for Businesses

Business-Toolkit

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.


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Please contact the Engineering Department at 563.589.4270 with any questions or concerns you have.