Public Works


Valley View Drive lane closure - Beginning Tuesday, November 17, 2020 

The southbound lane of Valley View Drive, south of Franklin Avenue, will be closed starting Tuesday, November 17th, for concrete repairs.  The closure is anticipated through Friday, November 20th.  Traffic will be controlled with a temporary signal, allowing traffic to still flow in both directions intermittently.  Please expect delays and plan accordingly.

Oakland Drive - Fall 2020

Road work on Oakland Drive from Oak Park Road to Oakland Avenue.

9th Avenue - Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020

There will be traffic control along 9th Avenue from Service Road B to Dodge Riverside. 9th Avenue will be reduced to 2 lanes.  I-29 northbound ramp access will be closed from 9th Avenue and detoured to Nebraska Ave. Southbound trucks will not be allowed to turn left onto 9th Avenue from S. 37th Street and will be detoured to Nebraska Ave.



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


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 Link

West Broadway Reconstruction

West Broadway Landscaping Master Plan