Public Works

TRAFFIC ALERT: 
Dodge Riverside Drive - Beginning Monday, February 22, 2021

Dodge Riverside Drive will be closed to thru traffic south of 4th Avenue.  A detour will be posted.  At this time, it is not known how long the closure will last.  The I-29 southbound exit will remain open to 9th Ave/Harrahs Blvd. 

WEST BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION UPDATE:
Construction is starting soon on the fifth and FINAL Segment of the #WBReconstruction Project!  Click on the West Broadway Reconstruction web page link at the bottom of this page for details!


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 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 PAGEInterstate Reconstruction Link

WEST BROADWAY RECONSTRUCTION WEB PAGEWest Broadway Reconstruction


West Broadway Landscaping Master Plan