The U.S. Secretary of Transportation visited eastern Iowa Friday for a ribbon cutting on the Complete Streets pilot project in Dubuque.
The $7.7 million project is a makeover for the Historic Millwork district in downtown Dubuque. It improves the design of streets for a broad range of users including drivers, bicyclists, pedestrians and people with disabilities.
"Your hard-earned tax dollars have been leveraged and well spent, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise; and have provided lots of good-paying jobs for your friends and neighbors who live in this community." said Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. "Congratulations Dubuque, there's more to come."
The project included sidewalks, reusing brick pavers, new curbs, and energy efficient street lights. Crews also added locally-manufactured benches, bike racks, and trash receptacles.
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