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Construction to Impact Airshow, Fireworks Traffic

Construction on some of the roads that lead to Dubuque’s “Point” area is expected to cause some traffic delays as people head to the annual July 3rd Airshow and Fireworks this year. Traffic is reduced to one lane on US Highways 61/151, with ramps from the elevated portion of those highways mostly closed. Construction is also going on at certain points on Kerper Boulevard and East 22nd Street…both popular routes for getting to AY McDonald Park. Police Lt. Joe Messerich says drivers will need to be patient as they head toward the event. According to airshow organizer Perry Mason, the Iowa Department of Transportation has agreed to open up the ramp from Kerper onto southbound 61/151, which should reduce traffic issues after the event. Another place where patience will be key is on the Mississippi River. Boats will be held south of the Iowa-Wisconsin Bridge during the airshow, then allowed to move up toward the fireworks location. But with the river above flood stage, that could be a more difficult process than usual. After the fireworks, pedestrians will be the first allowed to leave. Vehicle traffic will be held for 20-30 minutes to allow some of the foot traffic to filter out. It’s been estimated that as many as 250,000 people attend the annual airshow and fireworks.

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