17th Street HUD Resiliency, Street, and Utility Improvements

17th Street HUD Resiliency, Street, and Utility Improvements


The City of Dubuque was awarded funding from the Housing and Urban Development National Disaster Community Development Block Grant Resiliency program for storm water infrastructure improvements associated with the Bee Branch Watershed Flood Mitigation.

The primary objective of the project is to mitigate the frequent flash flooding and resulting property damage that occurs in the watershed. WHKS is responsible for the survey and design related to the reconstruction of 17th and West Locust Streets (from Elm Street to Rosedale Avenue).

An extensive topographic survey located all utilities and right-of-way lines. Improvements include storm sewer, new water main, new sanitary sewer, new private services, sidewalks, and fiber optic infrastructure.


  • Survey and easements
  • Roadway and intersection design
  • Utility design (storm sewer, water, sanitary)
  • Traffic control and staging
  • Drainage design
  • Sidewalk and ADA improvements
  • Utility coordination
  • Public outreach
  • Construction administration