Iowa DOT News Release

Public input requested for proposed improvements to U.S. 52/Iowa 3 in Dubuque County  

Posted on: June 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa – June 19, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed improvements to U.S. 52/Iowa 3 from 0.7 mile north of Boy Scout Road to the east junction of Pfeiler Road near Rickardsville in Dubuque County. The proposed improvements include the two-lane reconstruction of U.S. 52/Iowa 3 with the addition of 6-foot paved shoulders to allow for improved ride quality, in addition to long-term maintenance and improved safety.

A public information meeting to discuss right of way needs and to display the design will be held in early 2018, with construction anticipated in 2020. The Iowa DOT is currently accepting comments on the preliminary design, which is available online at

Through traffic will be detoured during construction using U.S. 20 and Iowa 136.

For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed improvements, contact Sam Shea, transportation planner, Iowa DOT District 6 Office, 5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, phone 319-364-0235 or 800-866-4368, email

Comments must be received by July 6, 2017, to be considered.

Visit the Iowa DOT’s website regarding public involvement opportunities for projects without scheduled meetings at For information about scheduled public meetings and hearings, and opportunities to offer input to the Iowa DOT during the development of certain projects, visit To submit a comment online about this project, go to:


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