The Engineering Division performs work in connection with all municipal public works improvements including bridges, roads, sanitary sewers and stormwater systems. Engineering staff review subdivision plans, design public works improvement projects, perform survey work and inspect the construction of public works projects and subdivision improvements.


Complete Streets Policy 

The City of Iowa City intends and expects to realize long-term cost savings in improved public health, reduced fuel consumption, better environmental stewardship, and reduced demand for motor vehicle infrastructure through the implementation of this Complete Streets Policy. Complete Streets also contribute to walkable neighborhoods, make the community attractive to new business and employment, create a sense of community pride, and improve quality-of-life.

View the full City of Iowa City Complete Streets Policy 

Statewide Urban Design and Specifications (SUDAS)

The City of Iowa City has adopted the SUDAS Standard Specifications, 2021 Edition, as the basis for construction work on public improvement projects and work within the right-of-way in Iowa City.  In addition, the City has adopted supplemental specifications to revise the standard specifications in order to provide additional detail and guidance to contractors completing work within Iowa City.  

View the Iowa City Supplemental Specifications - Current

View the Iowa City Supplemental Specifications - January 2022

View the Accepted Product for Water Distribution Materials

Miscellaneous Design Guidelines and Requirements

View the requirements for Installation of Utility Facilities within City Right-of-Way 




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