1st Avenue Streetscape

Dyersville, Iowa

1st Avenue Streetscape

The IIW design team transformed 1st Avenue into an inviting and artful streetscape reflective of the downtown’s personality and reminiscent of its signature landmark, the Basilica.

IIW lined the Dyersville roadway with ornamental lighting, accented intersection corners with limestone medallions, integrated colored concrete in crosswalks and designed a 8-foot-wide sidewalk featuring two-feet of decorative concrete, stamped to resemble bricks.

IIW’s engineers also focused on functionality. First they improved parking and traffic flow by re-designing the parking layout and traffic signals. Then, they went underground to upgrade the sanitary sewer, storm sewer, and water main from Third Street SW to Fourth Street SE.

IIW remained responsive throughout the process, even expanding the plan during construction when the city received a grant to further its beautification efforts.

IIW kept the project on schedule and on budget, engaging the public from planning through construction to ensure a successful outcome. IIW hosted block meetings to gain feedback from property owners and set parameters for access during the construction process.

During this extensive community project, IIW provided design engineering and construction administration services as well as assisting with special assessments for street and utility service lines to the City of Dyersville. This included everything from existing utility evaluations and preparation of plans and specifications for all elements of construction, to contract administration, construction staking, and construction engineering assistance as needed.

This project was let through the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT) and utilized STP federal funds.