State plans repairs to Dubuque bridge next spring

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Iowa transportation officials plan to close or limit traffic on one of two bridges in Dubuque that cross the Mississippi River while crews make repairs to the span.

Transportation department planner Sam Shea tells the Telegraph Herald (http://bit.ly/12yc9AQ) workers must replace deck joints on the Julien Dubuque Bridge before they fall into poor condition.

The agency will hold a public meeting Thursday where people can respond to several options.

One would close the bridge for 10 working days while repairs are made. Another would close the bridge for six to eight weekends. Crews also could limit traffic to one lane, with traffic pilots, for 10 to 12 weeks.

Workers also will make other fixes, such as repairing concrete.

The work will be done next spring at a cost of $780,000.

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Information from: Telegraph Herald, http://www.thonline.com

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