Expect traffic delays during University of Iowa move-in

Traffic and parking around Iowa City will be impacted as students move in to University of Iowa Residence Halls beginning Tuesday, Aug. 15 through Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

-West Campus move-in is directed to use the Highway 1 exit from Highway 218 toward Riverside Dr. and on to Grand Ave.
-East Campus move-in is directed to use the Dodge St. exit from Interstate 80 toward Market St. and on to Clinton St. or Madison St.
-Lanes remain reduced on Dubuque St. due to construction of the Iowa City Gateway Project. Drivers should continue to anticipate delays as work will continue throughout 2018.

Hydrant flushing for 8/16/17

Iowa City Water Distribution crews will be flushing hydrants in the 7th Ave., Woodridge Ave., Rochester Ave., Glendale Rd., Ridgeway Dr., Morningside Dr., Laura Dr., Foster Rd., Manitou Trl. and Walker Cir. areas.

Hydrant flushing
Pavement repair closes Court Street, reroutes Court Hill & Eastside Express routes

Weather permitting, beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017 Court Street will be closed to through traffic between Muscatine and Fairview avenues. Access will be maintained to all residences. This closure is necessary for pavement repair in the area. It is anticipated that Court Street will reopen to normal traffic by early evening on Friday, Aug. 18.

Transit will need to detour its Court Hill and Eastside Express Routes during the repairs.

The outbound detour will take Burlington Street, to Governor Street, to College Street, to Seventh Avenue, to Court Street. The inbound detour will use Court Street, to Seventh Avenue, to College Street, to Dodge Street, to Burlington Street.

The following stops are not being serviced during the detour:

7247: Burlington and Summit, outbound
7249: Burlington and Muscatine, outbound
7301: Court and Muscatine, outbound
7302: Court and Muscatine, inbound
7250: Muscatine and Burlington, inbound*
7248: Burlington and Summit, inbound*
7246: Burlington and Lucas, inbound*
*These inbound stops are still being serviced by the Towncrest Route

Drivers should take note of this closure and take an alternate route. As always, be cautious when driving through a construction area.

Road closure
Road construction
Transit service
Road Closure - Court Street

Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 eastbound traffic on Court Street will be closed to through traffic between Dubuque Street and Linn Street. Then, beginning on Monday, August 21, 2017, Court Street will be closed to all traffic between Dubuque Street and Linn Street. Detour routes will be posted. These closures are necessary to accommodate utility work in the area. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, August 25th.

Road closure
S. Scott Boulevard reduced for pavement repairs

Beginning Monday, Aug. 14, 2017, S. Scott Boulevard will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Court Street and Muscatine Avenue. This lane reduction is necessary to facilitate pavement repair. It is anticipated the work will be completed by Monday, Aug. 21.

Road construction
Landfill entrance limited to one-way traffic

The landfill entrance, Hebl Avenue SW, will be limited to one-way traffic beginning Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017 to accommodate road improvements. Customers should be prepared for delays.
IWV Road, the extension of Melrose Avenue, continues to be closed just west of the landfill entrance for road improvements. The landfill entrance is accessible only from the east, coming from Iowa City.

Solid waste
Lanes reduced on Sheridan Avenue for asphalt work

On Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, asphalt resurfacing work and pavement patching will begin on Sheridan Ave. from Summit Street to Seventh Avenue. This project will also include replacement of curbs and curb ramps at intersections to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Various lane reductions will occur during the project; however access will be maintained for neighborhood residents, emergency vehicles and service vehicles. Rerouting of pedestrian traffic at intersections may be necessary as curb ramp work is completed. Normal traffic on Sheridan Ave. is expected to resume by Monday, Sept. 11.

Drivers should be aware of this work and allow extra travel time, or seek an alternate route during this project. Always use caution when traveling through construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit

Road construction


Sunday Fun Day: Rockin' Yellow Submarines!
Sunday, August 27, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Autism Friendly Showing of Boss Baby
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 6:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Upcoming Meeting
Human Rights Commission Meeting
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:30pm
Helling Conference Room, City Hall
Farmers Market
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 5:00pm
Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp
Coffee with a Cop
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 9:30am
Upcoming Meeting
Senior Center Commission Meeting
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
Upcoming Festival
Health & Wellness Festival
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 3:00pm
Robert A. Lee Recreation Center gymnasium
Farm to Street Dinner
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:00pm
North Linn Street
Party in the Park- College Green Park
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 6:30pm
College Green Park

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