John F. Kennedy Rd. Southbound Lane Closure at W. 32nd St. Delayed
The southbound lane closure on John F. Kennedy Rd. at W. 32nd St. that began today (Aug. 18) has been delayed to Monday, Aug. 28. The southbound lane is now open.
Reckless driving in the work zone and impacted area today, as well as motorists not following the detour route, created unsafe driving and working conditions. As a result, the City is delaying the closure and related work to allow time for the fabrication of additional detour signage and to increase project awareness.
The designated detour route for the closure will not change and will be in effect when the closure begins on Monday, Aug. 28. The detour route adds approximately four minutes to travel time. Please follow the detour route and be respectful of businesses in the area.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 28, southbound traffic on John F. Kennedy Rd. will be detoured north on Kennedy Rd. to the Northwest Arterial. Traffic on W. 32nd St. will be detoured east on W. 32nd St., south on Carter Rd., and west on Kaufmann Ave. to John F. Kennedy Rd.
The John F. Kennedy Rd. and W. 32nd St. Intersection Improvement Project includes construction of new traffic signals at John F. Kennedy Rd. and W. 32nd St., ADA accessible ramps and related sidewalks, a turn lane, and pavement widening. Additionally, storm sewer intakes will be reconstructed.
If you have questions regarding the closure/detour, please contact the City of Dubuque Engineering Department at 563.589.4270. Please note: closure dates/times are estimates and are subject to change without notification based on weather and contractor schedules