Welcome to the Decorah Street Department

The Decorah Street Department maintains over 100 lane miles of streets, alleys and many public parking lots in the downtown area. The street department also makes all necessary repairs to street, alley, and public sidewalks. This also includes all minor street and curb repair/replacement, pothole repair, spray patching, street sweeping, leaf pickup, snow and ice removal.

If you have questions regarding any of the information listed on our site, please feel free to contact us. To stay up-to-date on construction projects, leaf collection, and public service announcements, you can also follow us on Facebook at Decorah Street Department which is accessible without an account.

 

Yard Waste Site

Located on Trout Run Road 1/4 mile south of Hwy 9

The Yard Waste Site will accept waste only from properties within the City limits which are hauled to the site by residents of the City of Decorah. [Read More]

***REMINDER***   Curbside leaf collection program does not begin until October.  Placing leaves or other yard waste in the street can clog storm sewer piping and decrease water quality.  The city is asking people to remove any leaves or other yard waste that has been placed in the street.  City residents can take their yard waste to the yard waste site on Trout Run Road.  

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Currently open 7 days a week during daylight hours

       
                                                                

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1 day 1 hour ago

Closure on East Water Street to Continue

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the current street closure on East Water Street will be extended through Friday, April 17th to allow the contractor to continue with work on the street improvement projects. The extended closure is due to some additional storm sewer and street work which will help benefit overall drainage in the area.

The street will continue to be closed between Day Street and Montgomery Street. As always, please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions. Thank you for your continued patience.

Decorah Street Department

1 week 19 hours ago

Street Closures Extended, Mechanic Street Closed Monday (3/30)

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that the current street closures on East Water Street and Ridge Road will be extended through Friday, April 3rd to allow the contractor to continue with work on the street improvement projects. East Water Street will be closed between Day Street and Montgomery Street. Ridge Road will be closed between College Drive and Meadow Court.

The City is also notifying residents that Mechanic Street between Frances Street and Water Street will be closed on Monday, March 30th. The closure is expected to last from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. A detour route will be set up on Mill Street during the closure.

The closure schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

Decorah Street Department

2 weeks 1 day ago

Lower Ridge Road Closed the Week of 3/23/2020

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that lower Ridge Road will be closed Monday, March 23rd through Friday, March 27th. The road will be closed between College Drive and Meadow Court.

The road is being closed to allow for continued work on Phase 1 of the Ridge Road Improvements Project.

Residents are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the closure. The contractor will contact property owners along the affected street to coordinate access as necessary.

The closure schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

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2 weeks 3 days ago

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that East Water Street will be closed Monday, March 23rd through Friday, March 27th. The closure will occur on East Water Street between Day Street and Montgomery Street.

Detours will be set up along Broadway Street and Day Street throughout the duration of the closure. To accommodate the detour route, parking will be restricted along Broadway Street and Day Street.

The road is being closed as part of the first phase of the East Water Street improvements project which includes stormwater, sidewalk, and street improvements.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

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1 month 2 weeks ago

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that Twin Springs Road will be closed on Wednesday, February 19th, and Thursday, February 20th. The road will be closed between Oneota Drive and near the property at 2106 Twin Springs Road from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

The road is being closed to allow for soil boring work to be completed as part of the Steyer Bridge Improvements project.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

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1 month 3 weeks ago

The City of Decorah is notifying residents that a snow emergency will be in effect starting Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 AM. The snow emergency will be in effect until Monday, February 10th at 5:00 PM.

Residents are reminded that during a snow emergency, all vehicles shall be parked on the side of the street where buildings have even numbers, until such time as the snow has been plowed from the opposite side of the street (where buildings have odd numbers). Vehicles shall then be moved to the side of the street where buildings have odd numbers.

Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

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4 months 1 week ago

Last Week for 2019 Curbside Leaf Pickup is 11/25

This week will be the last week for leaf pickup in the City of Decorah. Per City Code, the last day residents could push leaves into the street was November 15th and the last scheduled Ward pickup day was November 22nd. Because of the early snowstorms, the Street Department has been revisiting Wards that had the pickup schedule impacted by the snow. The Street Department has also been working through all Wards this week to pick up additional leaves. With forecasted winter weather on the way the City needs to prioritize snow removal and prepare equipment for clearing snow and spreading sand/salt. Weather permitting, the City will work to pick up leaves that are already in the street but no additional leaves can be pushed into the street.

Residents are still able to drop off leaves at the City’s Yard Waste Site on Trout Run Road. The site has extended fall hours and is currently open 7 AM to 7 PM, seven days a week, until further notice.

Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

Decorah Street Department

4 months 2 weeks ago

Water Street will be partially closed this week to allow for street repairs at two locations. The street will be closed from Mechanic Street to Court Street and from Court Street to Winnebago Street. The street will be closed all day Wednesday, November 20th, and will be reopened to traffic Thursday morning, November 21st. Residents are encouraged to seek alternative routes during the closure.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions. Please contact the Street Department at 382-2157 with any questions.

Decorah Street Department

6 months 5 days ago

CITY OFFERS OPTIONS FOR 2019 LEAF DISPOSAL
The City of Decorah will be offering several options for the disposal of leaves this fall. The City Yard Waste Site on Trout Run Road will have extended hours starting October 1. The Yard Waste Site will be open weekdays from 8 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays from 8 AM to 12 PM. There will be a 24-hour area designated for the disposal of leaves on-site at the Decorah Street Department from October 1 to November 15 (108 Railroad Avenue).

Leaves may also be deposited along the curb of any street/alley starting in October (last day to push out is November 15). The City’s schedule for curbside leaf pick up is:

• Wards 1 and 2: Oct. 14-18 and Nov. 4-8
• Ward 3: Oct. 21-25 and Nov. 11-15
• Wards 4 and 5: Oct. 28-Nov. 1 and Nov. 18-22

A map of City's Wards is available here:
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Decorah Street Department

6 months 2 weeks ago

FREE COMPOST AND WOOD CHIPS!!!
Saturday, September 21, 2019, 8 AM to Noon
Saturday, October 5, 2019, 8 AM to Noon
Open to city residents and non-residents.
Loading of material will be made available by the Street Department end loader.

Schedule for leaf pick up in each Ward will be released soon.