Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Grant for Dubuque County

Posted on: March 12, 2013

AMES, Iowa – March 12, 2013 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) Immediate Opportunity grant application submitted by Dubuque County. Up to $1,430,000 will be made available to assist in the realignment and reconstruction of approximately 2,650 feet of Herber Road that connects the John Deere Construction and Forestry Division’s manufacturing facility to their test facility proving grounds located north of Dubuque. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2014.

These improvements are necessary to provide improved access between the manufacturing plant and test facility, and will support the retention of 50 jobs and creation of 80 new jobs, along with $7.2 million in associated capital investment.

Funding for the grant comes from the county share of the RISE Fund.


For more information, contact: Craig Markley at 515-239-1027 or


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