Public Works

TRAFFIC ALERTS:

Summer street painting 

Some of our streets will receive a fresh coat of paint this summer!

Public Works has crews out repainting crosswalks and stop lines, with the priority being the main streets, downtown areas, and around schools.

Please remember to drive safely and observe the cones on center lines and the "skip" lines to avoid wet paint. When driving, stay at least 50 feet back from the paint vehicle in case of sudden stops, and watch for cones at crosswalks and on legends that indicate wet paint. Wet paint will stick to your car if you drive over it.



Eatern Hills Drive Detour Map



Eastern Hills Drive - Beginning Friday, June 12, 2020

 
The intersection of Highway 92 and State Orchard Road will be open only for residents living along State Orchard Road.​


Eastern Hills Drive - Beginning Wednesday, June 10, 2020 


The intersection of State Orchard Road and Eastern Hills Drive will be closed for construction. This intersection will remain closed for the duration of the Eastern Hills Drive project. The project is currently tracking to be completed in mid-September, but is weather dependent. During the closure alternate routes will be McPherson Avenue and Highway 6.

Eastern Hills Drive - Beginning Monday, April 20, 2020


State Orchard Road will be closed from Greenview Road north to just south of Eastern Hills Drive until the fall of 2020. This includes the intersection of State Orchard Road and Greenview Road. Detours will be posted.

Eastern Hills Drive - Beginning Monday, March 2, 2020


State Orchard Road will be closed at Highway 92 until late spring or early summer.
 

Greenview Road just east of State Orchard Road will continue to be closed until late spring or early summer. Detours will be posted.
State Orchard Road (north of Greenview Road) will remain accessible from the west. Please be cautious through this area.



NO WIPES IN THE PIPES!

  

REMINDER: Please only flush toilet paper!

The trash racks at the sanitary pumping stations throughout the city pull out all of the trash before pushing liquid through to be treated. 

With an influx of people using disinfectant wipes for sanitizing, combined with a perceived shortage of toilet paper, people are flushing more non-flushable items than normal. Non-flushable items are clogging the sewer lines. Toilet paper breaks down in water, but other items, including flushable wipes and ramen noodle packaging, do not. Even if the package states “flushable,” the item can still clog the sewer line. Unclogging pipes is costly and time-consuming. 
If it is not toilet paper, put it in the garbage!

Public Works Overview 

The Public Works Department is the second largest city department with 127 employees. 

The Public Works Director oversees all the divisions within the department. The Engineering Division oversees Engineering, Right-of-Way, and Water Pollution Control. The Operations Division oversees Streets, Sewers, Traffic, Equipment Maintenance, Facilities Maintenance, Central Stores, and Recycling. 

Public Works Organizational Structure Chart



Awards



The Council Bluffs Public Works Department was one of three public works departments nationwide to be selected to receive the American Public Works Association 2014 National Excellence in Snow and Ice Control Award.

Council Bluffs Snow and Ice Control Award






INTERSTATE RECONSTRUCTION WEB PAGE
Interstate Reconstruction Link

WEST BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION WEB PAGE
West Broadway Reconstruction


West Broadway Landscaping Master Plan