City of Dubuque recently issued the following announcement.
Work is scheduled to begin on the North Grandview Avenue/University Avenue roundabout project, Dubuque’s second modern roundabout, on Thursday, June 7, but traffic will not be affected until the following week.
The Dubuque City Council and Iowa Department of Transportation approved plans to convert the intersection to a single-lane roundabout and the project was recently awarded to Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete, LLC. The contractor anticipates some off-street construction work to begin on Thursday, June 7, with road closures/detours scheduled to begin on Thursday, June 14.
The project will require some traffic disruptions, but North Grandview Avenue will remain open to northbound and southbound traffic throughout construction. Eastbound and westbound University Avenue traffic will be detoured along Delhi Street during construction. Access to the businesses around the intersection and the fire station will be maintained throughout the entire project. The majority of the project will be completed before school resumes in August.
This roundabout project provides an opportunity for the creation of a multi-modal infrastructure project that will improve the current public transit amenities while increasing safety and improving access to Allison-Henderson Park. As part of the roundabout project, The Jule’s existing Midtown Transfer at University and Grandview will be relocated to the north, along the edge of Allison-Henderson Park on North Grandview Avenue across from Custer Street. The new transfer location will feature a paved bus pull-in area off the street, a large bus shelter, lighting, and other passenger amenities. Over 3,800 bus rides begin, end, or transfer at this location each month, providing access to work, educational, and recreational opportunities and medical appointments.
During the first phase of roundabout construction, The Jule’s transfer site will move from its current location to around the corner on the south side of University Avenue. No bus stops will be closed during this phase. During the second phase of construction, The Jule will begin operating from the new transfer location at Allison-Henderson Park. There will be re-routing to the new transfer for most Jule routes.
The North Grandview Avenue/University Avenue project construction contract with Eastern Iowa Excavating and Concrete is $1.26 million, which includes approximately $240,000 for replacement of utilities and roughly $110,000 for relocation of the bus transfer point. The project is funded in part by a $500,000 Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) Traffic Safety Fund grant and $464,842 in federal funds allocated through IDOT and the Dubuque Metropolitan Area Transportation Study.
The roundabout was designed to work in conjunction with the existing roundabout to the south and the new traffic signals project to the north at North Grandview Avenue and Loras Boulevard intersection. For more information, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/roundabouts or call the City of Dubuque Engineering Department at 563-589-4270.
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