Alerts

Transit: Interchange to move to Court Street for Downtown Block Party on Saturday, June 23, 2018

Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018, the Transit Interchange will move from Washington and Clinton streets to a temporary location on Court Street between Clinton and Dubuque (adjacent to the Court Street Transportation Center). Normal bus service using the Downtown Interchange will resume on Monday, June 25. Iowa City Transit will operate a normal Saturday schedule.

The outbound bus stops located at Washington & Linn streets (stop 7200); Washington and Gilbert streets (stop 7201); Clinton & Jefferson streets (stop 7400); Jefferson & Linn streets (stop 7401); Washington and Madison streets (stop 7082); and UI Main Library (stop 7080) will be closed. The inbound bus stops located at Madison & Washington streets (stop 7081); UI Lindquist Center (stop 7079); Market & Linn streets (stop 7206); Clinton & Jefferson streets (stop 7207); IC Recreation Center (stop 7243), and Burlington & Dubuque streets (stop 7244) will also be closed. Customers who use these stops should catch their buses at the alternate interchange on Court Street.

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Transit: several routes detouring due to work on Iowa Avenue

Beginning Monday, June 18, 2018, the inbound and outbound Westside Hospital, Westwinds, Plaen View, Manville Heights to UIHC and the outbound Melrose Express will detour due to resurfacing work on Iowa Avenue between Madison Street and the railroad bridge.

The bus stops located at English Philosophy Building (stop 0145), Iowa Avenue and Madison Street (stop 7090), and IMU (stop 0146) will be temporarily out of service during construction. Customers who normally use these stops should catch their buses at the transit interchange located at the intersection of Clinton and Washington streets as an alternate. Normal service is anticipated to resume on Friday, June 29, 2018. Sign up for Transit email and text notifications at www.icgov.org/e-subscriptions.

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Transit service
Transit: Park Road bridge closure to alter Manville Heights bus route

The Park Road Bridge will close beginning Monday, May 14, 2018, and will impact the Manville Heights bus route. Iowa City Transit will run two buses independent of each other during weekday service for Manville Heights route customers who are traveling to and from the Peninsula or Manville Heights neighborhoods to downtown and the UI North Hospital complex. Night and Saturday routes will remain unchanged. Details: http://bit.ly/2rwVQDL

More information about the Park Road Bridge closure: http://bit.ly/2I5t9Vh

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Transit service
Transit: Detour for routes using S. Clinton Street

Effective Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the outbound and inbound Lakeside, outbound and inbound Mall and the inbound Cross Park, Westport Plaza and Southside Shuttle routes will detour due to construction work on South Clinton Street between Burlington Street and Court Street.

The outbound Lakeside and outbound Mall routes will detour using Washington Street to Gilbert Street. Inbound Cross Park and Westport Plaza routes will use Capitol Street to Prentiss Street to Madison Street. Inbound Lakeside, Mall, and Southside Shuttle routes will detour using Gilbert Street to Burlington Street. The outbound bus stops located at the U.S. Post Office (stop 7001), Court Street and Dubuque Street (stop 7002), and Court Street and Gilbert Street (stop 7005) and the inbound bus stops located at Court Street and Maiden Lane (stop 7006), Court Street and Dubuque Street (stop 7003), Court Street Transportation Center (stop 7004) and Court Street and Madison Street (stop 7078) will not be serviced while the detours are in place.

Customers will need to catch their buses at the Transit interchange located the intersection of Clinton Street and Washington Street while the detours are ongoing.

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Transit service
Benton Street public recycling drop-off remains closed

Republic Services experienced a fire in a portion of their facility on Friday, February 16, 2018. This has impacted its ability to process normal volume of materials and has forced them to close the public drop-off site located on Benton Street until further notice. The City encourages residents to use their curbside recycling or take it to other community drop-off locations. Learn more at www.icgov.org/recycling.

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General
Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym closed during HVAC system construction

The Mercer Park Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gym (MPACSG) is currently closed for construction until Monday, June 18. The facility will partially open to the public on Monday, July 18, though construction is ongoing. As such, please be advised of the adjusted pool use schedule below:

Lap Swim
On Monday, June 18, limited lap swim will be available starting at 6:15 a.m. There will 8 lanes available for public use. Please note that the locker rooms will not be available. Restrooms and shower amenities will be available in the newly renovated, on-deck, family locker rooms. These are single-use facilities, so please plan accordingly as there may be a wait.

Open Swim
There will be no open swim at MPACSG until Monday, June 25. Open swim is available at the City Park Pool and the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center.

Swim Lessons
Session #1 of MPACSG Swim Lessons will remain at City Park Pool. Lessons will NOT move back to MPACSG until Monday, June 25, which is the start of session #2. This affects MPACSG swim lessons only. All evening classes scheduled at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center will continue to be held at that facility.

Aquatic Exercise Classes
All Aquatic Exercise classes will move back to Mercer Park Aquatic Center on Monday, June 25.

All other programs and services previously scheduled at MPACSG will resume on Monday, June 18, including Summer Sports Camp.

Primary Election Location: The building will open on Tuesday, June 5 as a polling location. Temporary accommodations will be made to keep the building cool on this day.

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Parks and Recreation
Transit: Downtown Shuttle will not operate during University of Iowa Summer Break

The free Downtown Shuttle route will temporarily cease operating starting Monday, May 14, 2018, and continuing through Friday, August 10, 2018. Downtown Shuttle service will resume on Monday, August 13, 2018.

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Transit service
Transit: Towncrest and Oakcrest routes summer schedule begin Monday, May 14, 2018

Starting Monday, May 14, 2018, Iowa City Transit will begin operating a summer schedule for the Towncrest and Oakcrest bus routes. The Towncrest and Oakcrest routes will operate hourly service from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday during the summer. Service during peak hours (6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) will remain every 30 minutes.Regular all day 30-minute service on the Towncrest & Oakcrest routes will resume on Monday, August 13, 2018, for the fall.

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Events

Upcoming
Tunes and Treats at Willow Creek Park
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 3:00pm
Willow Creek Park
Upcoming Festival
Iowa City Juneteenth Celebration
Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 12:00pm
Juneteenth Celebration
Upcoming
SRP Kids: Science Center of Iowa presents Global Soundscapes
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:30am
Iowa City Public Library
Upcoming Meeting
City Council Special Formal Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 9:00am
Emma J. Harvat Hall
Upcoming
Party In the Park- Wetherby Park
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wetherby Park
Upcoming
Kids Day with public safety at Upper City Park
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
Upper City Park
Upcoming Meeting
Senior Center Commission Meeting
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
Upcoming
Party In the Park- Wetherby Park
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wetherby Park
Upcoming Meeting
Community Climate Meeting
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 6:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Upcoming
Party In the Park- Wetherby Park
Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 6:30pm
Wetherby Park

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