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Three Bridge Closures Planned This Summer

Three bridge repair and maintenance projects will require road closures and detours on some busy Dubuque roads this summer. The first project, on Fremont Avenue, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, June 1.

Improvements will be made to the Fremont Avenue Bridge, Cedar Cross Road Bridge, and Old Mill Road Bridge. All three projects will involve bridge deck repairs to extend the life of the bridge and sidewalk settlement repairs. The Old Mill Road Bridge project includes the removal of eight water utility services and three sanitary sewer utility services.

The work will require that each bridge be closed and traffic detoured. Only one bridge will be closed at a time in an effort to minimize traffic disruptions. The Fremont Avenue Bridge project will be completed first and is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, June 1. That bridge closure is expected to last approximately three weeks. Southbound traffic will be detoured to Dodge Street, then Cedar Cross Road. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Kelly Lane, then Rockdale Road, and then South Grandview Avenue. A map of the detour is available at www.cityofdubuque.org/detours. Pedestrian traffic will be prohibited on the bridge while sidewalk repairs are made.

The Cedar Cross Road Bridge project will be completed second and is expected to require closure of the bridge for up to four weeks. That project will begin in mid-to-late June, after the Fremont Avenue Bridge is reopened. The detour for the Cedar Cross Road closure will have southbound traffic detoured to Dodge Street and then Fremont Avenue. Northbound traffic will be detoured to Crescent Ridge and then Dodge Street. The exact date of the closure will be announced when it is known. Pedestrian traffic will be prohibited on the bridge while sidewalk repairs are made.

The Old Mill Road Bridge project will be the last and will begin after the Cedar Cross Road Bridge is reopened, which is expected in mid-to-late July. Due to the utility and street replacement work involved in this project, its closure is expected to be five weeks. The proposed detour for this project has northbound traffic diverting to Rockdale Road, then S. Grandview Ave., then Dodge Street, and then Fremont Avenue. Conversely, southbound traffic will go from Kelly Lane to Fremont Avenue, to Dodge Street, to S. Grandview Ave., to Rockdale Road. The exact date of the closure will be announced when it is known.

All work on all three bridges is expected to be completed before school resumes on Aug. 23. For more information on these projects, please contact the City of Dubuque Engineering Department at 563-589-4270 or engineer@cityofdubuque.org.

Residents interested in receiving email and/or text notifications of street closures and detours are encouraged to visit www.cityofdubuque.org/notifyme to subscribe to the City's "Street Detour & Construction Alerts" Notify Me. All detour maps will be posted to www.cityofdubuque.org/detours.

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