Projects 2022: Dubuque Street at Cherry and Front
North Liberty has plans to make improvements to key infrastructure. Once completed, these infrastructure upgrades will increase transportation capacity, improve our parks, add pedestrian connectivity and more. At noon each Friday in March, we’re hosting a virtual open house with members of the project teams focusing on plans for this year and the future.
On March 17, we talked with Streets Superintendent Michael Pentecost, Planning Director Ryan Rusnak, Design Engineer Mike Janechek and City Engineer Kevin Trom of Shive-Hattery about Dubuque Street realignment and improvements, which will begin in March 2022. You can view the slides from the presentation here.
The first phase of Dubuque Street reconstruction will rebuild and realign the intersections of Dubuque Street with Cherry and Front streets, offer pedestrian features and improvements at Cherry and Dubuque streets and landscaping through the project. The realignment of the two intersections will improve sightlines as well as pedestrian and vehicle flow in the area around Heyn’s Ice Cream, Penn Elementary, Reds Alehouse and Sugar Bottom Bikes, as well as begin the transformation of both the Dubuque Street and Cherry Street corridors in future years.
On Dec. 14, 2021, the City Council awarded this project to All American Concrete for $2,341,680, with completion in late November 2022. There are incentives available for early completion.
Through construction, Dubuque, Cherry and Front streets will see closures, though all businesses and residents will be accessible through the entire project.