Public Works


S. 8th Street - Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30

South 8th Street, from 23rd Avenue to 26th Avenue, is scheduled to be resurfaced on Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th. There will be no access and no street parking allowed from 7 am to 5 pm. Please expect delays and plan accordingly.

Avenue G - Beginning Monday, October 5, 2020

Avenue G will be closed to thru traffic at Curtis Street/Military Avenue for approximately three weeks for a storm sewer project. Please use North 8th Street. Detour signage will be posted. 

Oakland Drive - Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020

Road work on Oakland Drive from Military Avenue to Oak Park Road including the intersection of Military and Oakland Drive.

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.

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.



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