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Public Infrastructure Projects

No one likes dealing with road construction, but our growing town needs it, and keeping up with changes can be hard. This is an overview of major public infrastructure projects. You can keep up to date on these projects and their impacts online, by signing up for emailliking us on Facebook and following us on Twitter. If you’re looking for our notices of invitations to bid or requests for proposals, you can find them here.

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Construction of roundabouts at the interection of Penn and Front streets and Front Street and North Bend Drive/South Slope as well as sight line improvements along Penn Street from Dubuque Street east. A related project will add a turn lane to North Bend Drive at Dubuque Street.

Timing: Work is expected to expected to begin in March 2019. The road is expected to reopen to traffic before Christine Grant Elementary open in August with incentives for early completion.

Cost: This project was awarded by the city council on Feb. 12, 2019, to All American Concrete for $2,794,040.30

Traffic impact: Traffic will use a series of detours, including North Bend Drive which will go through to Dubuque Street from Front Street.

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Replacing upgrading the entire road and sidewalk from Dubuque to Cherry streets, including storm sewers, water mains, sanitary sewers and other utilities. This is the second project paid for with the State of Iowa’s 2015 gas tax increase, which the council plans to use to pay cash for investment in older roads.

Timing: Work is expected to expected to begin in March 2019. Final completion is expected by fall.

Cost: This project was awarded by the city council on Feb. 26, 2019 to Shrader Excavating and Grading for $730,248.67. This is being paid for with cash-on-hand from road-use tax funding from the state’s 2015 gas tax increase.

Traffic impact: The roadway and sidewalks will be closed during construction, with temporary access drives for residents on the street.

Construction of a purpose-built home for North Liberty’s police department, located on Cherry Street across from the fire station. This building is expected to be the first phase of a civic campus, which will also house city administration, building inspection and planning.

Timing: Work is expected to expected to begin in March 2019, with the department able to move into the space in 2020.

Cost: This project was awarded to Tricon Construction on Jan. 8, 2019, for about $4.9 million.

The completion of trail connections along Cherry Street, Zeller Street and Sadler Drive to tie together the existing trail network.

Timing: The project is expected to begin in early spring of 2019, with final completion expected by the end of summer.

Cost: This project is expected to cost about $200,000.

Traffic impact: There will be occasional lane closures to allow for safe construction during parts of the project.

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Road Therapy Resources


Road conditions getting unruly? Contractor decided to unload a paving machine in the middle of rush hour? Call (hands-free, of course) to leave a report at (319) 626-5786.


Your drive might get a little longer, but free audiobooks might help. Download through Digital Johnson County using your library card at


Fill your drive with local podcasts. 52317 offers interviews with local businesses about what they do and why they do it, while Stork Storytime helps expecting families learn from experts. Both are available wherever you get your podcasts.

Speed Trailer

Sometimes folks driving on detours forget they’re driving through neighborhoods. You can request the North Liberty Police Department’s speed trailer by contacting the records department at (319) 626-5724 or


Get a little therapy with a dip (or a little sun) at the outdoor pool starting Memorial Day weekend. Or join in some poolside yoga on select Thursday nights and Saturday mornings this summer. Details will be available at


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