Pine Crest Drive and Locust Road to Be Closed Starting 10/21

Intersection of Pine Crest Drive and Locust Road to Be Closed Starting on 10/21

Decorah, IA (October 16, 2020) – The City of Decorah is notifying residents that starting on Wednesday, October 21, the east end of Pine Crest Drive will be closed at Locust Road. As a result, there will be no thru traffic from Locust Road to Pine Crest Drive. This means that residents using the local detour of Ridge Road to Pine Crest Drive to Locust Road will need to use the official detour or alternative routes.

The closure is needed to allow the contractor to make the planned improvements to the Locust Road and Pine Crest Drive intersection. This includes grading, new pavement, and new storm sewer pipe. The work is expected to last for a few weeks. The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions.

Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 or City Hall at 382-3651 with any questions.

Pinecrest and Locust Rd Closure

Road Work Ahead Newsletter 10-13-2020

Newsletter October 13, 2020

Newsletter October 13 2020

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Locust Road Improvements
Construction on Locust Road continues to move along nicely. The contractor has started paving the
first section of the road which runs from College Drive to just beyond 613 Locust Road. The north
half of this section was paved last week, and the south half will be paved starting on Friday,
October 16ᵗʰ. The contractor will be contacting residents to coordinate access to driveways during
the paving process. Thank you for your patience.
Contractors finish paving the north half of Locust Road near the intersection with College Drive
(photo courtesy of McClure Engineering).
After the contractor has completed both sides of the first section of the road, they will start
paving the second section which will run from 613 Locust Road to Pine Crest Drive. This second
section will be a “rural” cross section, which means the road will be a few feet wider but will not
have any curb and gutter.

In this section, water will flow through road ditches and new culverts that have been installed
under driveways and at several areas that cross underneath
Locust Road.

As paving of the road progresses, the
contractor will also be working on paving new driveway approaches and installing new sidewalk.
Again, the contractor will notify
residents if access will be limited.

Thank YOU.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s continued patience through this disruptive construction season,
especially those directly impacted by reduced access or increased traffic due to a detour. We know
projects like these are an inconvenience, so we want to thank you again for your patience,
endurance, and understanding.

Quarry Street Improvements
Construction on the Quarry Street project started last week with the contractor installing the new
storm sewer at the east end of the street. The contractor will work from east to west and connect
to the existing pipe on College Drive.

Because of the flat grade through this area, large arch pipe will be used instead of regular
circular pipe. The arch pipe provides the same capacity as conventional circular pipe but can be
installed in areas where
conditions require shallower installation.

Questions? Contact Us.
City Engineer (563) 382-2157
City Hall
(563) 382-3651

Road Work Ahead Newsletter 08-28-2020

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Quarry Street Improvements

We have received some questions as to what exactly is happening as part of the Quarry Street improvements project, which is scheduled to start very soon. The primary purpose of the project is to increase the size of the storm sewer pipe that runs along Quarry Street from the College Drive/Quarry Street intersection to the levee.
Currently, much of the stormwater on the lower portion of Locust Road flows to a storm sewer pipe on College Drive that turns at Quarry Street and travels down Quarry Street to the levee. With the addition of curb and gutter and larger storm sewer pipes on Locust Road, the current Quarry Street storm sewer pipe is undersized. The project will also include new sidewalk on Quarry Street and a series of ditch checks in a drainageway above Dunning’s Spring Park to decrease stormwater velocities and prevent erosion.

Locust Road Improvements

We all may be wishing for some rain, but the dry weather has been good for construction crews as progress is moving along nicely on Locust Road. Installation of the new storm sewer pipes is almost complete, and the contractor has started grading the new roadway in preparation for paving the new concrete road.
If you have driven by Locust Road recently, you may have noticed many of the trees and brush along the side of the road have been removed. This will be done throughout much of the project to better

What if there’s an emergency?!?

Even with Locust Road being closed, emergency vehicle access is maintained at all times for residents that live in and around the construction zone.
View of Locust Road from the intersection of College Drive/Locust Road (looking east).
better accommodate the new wider roadway, but also to allow additional sunlight in the corridor in an effort to reduce icy road conditions in the winter.

The Cops’ Corner

The City has been made aware of an increase in traffic along Highland Drive heading east from Locust Road. Officers have increased patrol in this area and will continue to utilize the speed trailer in an attempt to reduce speed and gather traffic data. Temporary speed bumps will also be installed. The Police Department again asks people to please practice safe driving habits and be mindful of residential neighborhoods.

Locust Road Construction to Begin Monday, June 22nd

Press Contact: Jeremy Bril,

Locust Road Construction to Begin Monday, June 22nd

Decorah, IA (June 12, 2020) – The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the Locust Road Improvements Project is scheduled to start on Monday, June 22nd. As a result, Locust Road will be closed between College Drive and Pine Crest Drive. The project is expected to be complete in late October 2020. Locust Road will be closed throughout the duration of the project.

Local traffic will be detoured around the project on Ridge Road. Truck traffic and other traffic will be detoured on College Drive to Highway 52 to North Winn Road to 337th Street to Locust Road. See attached map for detours.

Residents that live on Locust Road within the project area will be provided access via a temporary construction road. Residents affected by the project will also be receiving a newsletter this week in the mail that describes changes to mail and garbage collection.

The construction schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 563.382.2157 or City Hall at 563.382.3651 with any questions.

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Locust Road Construction Detour Map