Eastern Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- The "winter-like" weather over the weekend hasn't slowed down roadwork in Eastern Iowa.
In Dubuque, one of the major projects being worked on is the Southwest Arterial Project.
It will be a 6 mile, 4-lane, divided freeway that will be connecting U.S. Highway 20 and US Highway 61 and 151.
Right now contractors are working on the arterial bridge over Highway 20.
This project will help improve safety and reduce congestion on multiple Dubuque roadways.
The entire project will cost around $160 million to complete.
The city and county are paying about $45 million towards this project and the Iowa Department of Transportation is covering the rest of the cost.
Once complete, commuters should be able to get from one Dubuque highway to another without having to take residential roads.
The entire project should be complete by the end of 2019.
In Dubuque County, New Vienna Road is another big project road crews just started on last week.
They are currently replacing old pipe down New Vienna Road.
Depending on the weather a month they'll begin laying down asphalt.
Although no official detours are posted yet if you are traveling from East to West, commuters can go North on Holy Cross, then take Highway 52 and turn south on to Highway 136 to avoid the construction.
That project will cost over $3 million to complete.
In Cedar Rapids, another road project is taking place on Monday, April 16.
Road crews will begin their work on 6th Street Southwest.
The work is taking place on America Drive and 76th Avenue and during this construction, 6th Street will be closed.
The project includes patching and putting down asphalt.
Depending on the weather, it is expected to take about one month to complete.