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Photo of an alley in poor conditionThe City of Davenport offers a 25/75 residential and 50/50 commercial cost-share program for alley resurfacing and reconstruction.  Under the program, residents and commercial entities adjacent to a common alley in poor condition can request the alley be resurfaced or reconstructed and split the costs with the City. 

Once resurfacing/reconstruction is complete, properties are invoiced for a percentage of the work based on lot size. Property owners may pay the bill within 60 days or have the cost assessed to the property, allowing property owners to spread the cost of resurfacing/reconstruction over time.

Funding under the program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible project applications that exceed available funds will be rolled into the following program year.


Alleys eligible under the program must be:

  • Located in the public right-of-way (no private alleys) within Davenport City limits.
  • Be deemed in need of resurfacing by city engineering staff.
  • A whole block. Under extenuating circumstances an exception for partial alley reconstruction/resurfacing may be made if damage to the alley is in an isolated area and City Engineering staff recommend partial reconstruction/resurfacing.
  • Have a denial, or opt-out, rate of less than 51% of affected property owners adjacent to the alley where work is requested.
  • Approved by Council.

Applications for the cost share program are accepted June 15 to July 15 annually. 

Click here to find out more about the program and to submit an application.


Davenport Public Works
1200 E 46th St
Davenport, IA 52807