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Julien Dubuque Bridge to close July 21

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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The heavily traveled Julien Dubuque Bridge over the Mississippi River will be closed for approximately 10 days beginning Mon., July 21 to replace deck joints on the bridge.

The pedestrian/bike trail on the Julien will remain open during the $920,000 construction project.  

The scheduled 10-day closure will begin at 6 a.m. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) says it plans to reopen the bridge on Thu., July 31. 

The closure will mean a detour for thousands of drivers. Motorists traveling to East Dubuque and Illinois will be detoured to the Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge and will be directed to enter Illinois via Wisconsin Highway 11 and Wisconsin/Illinois Highway 35. 

Construction crews will replace deck joints on the bridge, and the barrier rail will be sealed.

General Contractor for the project is PCiRoads of St. Michael, Minnesota.

For information on this and other Iowa DOT projects, visit the Iowa 511 website (www.511ia.org).

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