City street projects will start in early July

The City of Decorah’s asphalt overlay program is scheduled to begin in early July and will improve approximately 12 blocks of City streets during the 2023 construction season.

City Engineer Jeremy Bril notes that the goal of the program is to target streets that would benefit from an asphalt overlay to extend the life of the existing pavement. In general, the program includes milling/grinding the existing pavement surface and repaving the streets for a safer and smoother ride. This year’s program also includes miscellaneous replacement of curb and gutter, sidewalk improvements (including ADA compliance updates), a new retaining wall, and replacement of concrete steps. Property owners will not be assessed for work associated with the asphalt overlay program. Instead, the program is funded with monies from the City’s Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) and the Electric Franchise Fee. This year’s program is expected to cost approximately $700,000.

The following streets are scheduled for a partial or complete asphalt overlay this construction season:

· Intersection of Montgomery Street and Highway 9

· Center Street from High Street to Pool Street

· Day Street from Pearl Street to Broadway Street

· Pleasant Avenue from 918 Pleasant Avenue to Day Street

· Broadway Street from Winnebago Street to Court Street

· James Court

Residents living adjacent to the projects will be notified regarding any street closures or if access to properties will be limited during construction.

For more information, contact the City Engineer’s office at 563-382-2157 or via email at

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