Transit Detour: Free Shuttle South

Due to a construction at the intersection of Washington and Van Buren Streets, the Free Shuttle South bus route will detour on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

The Southside Free Shuttle will detour using Washington Street to Gilbert Street to College Street. The stops located at Washington Street and Van Buren Street (stop 7456) and Washington Street and Dodge Street (stop 7457) will be closed during construction. Customers who normally use these stops should catch the Free Shuttle South at Washington Street and Gilbert Street (stop 7201) or use the bus stop located at College Street and Gilbert Street (stop 7204) as an alternate.

Normal service is expected to resume effective Tuesday, May 1, 2018.

Transit service
Transit Stops Closed: Two outbound Broadway and Cross Park

Due to road construction on South Gilbert Street between Highway 6 and Southgate Avenue, the outbound Broadway and Cross Park bus stops located at Gilbert Street and Hills Bank (stop #7025) and at Gilbert Street and Stevens Drive (stop #7024) will be temporarily closed for the duration of the project. Customers who normally use these stops will be able to use the stop at located at Southgate Avenue and Gilbert Street (stop #7023) as an alternate. Normal service is expected to resume effective Monday, April 30, 2018.

Transit service
Transit Detour: 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.

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

Clinton Street reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Court and Burlington Streets

Work will begin Wednesday on a project that will improve the intersection of Burlington and Clinton Streets in Iowa City.

Weather permitting, on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, S. Clinton Street will reduce to one lane of alternating traffic between Court and Burlington Streets. Traffic control will fluctuate during this time as crews begin their work.

Beginning the week of April 9, crews will start removing pavement and begin water main construction at the Court Street intersection. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane on S. Clinton Street between Court and Burlington Streets for about three weeks.

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Road construction
Mercer Park Aquatic Center pool closure and temperature changes in May

Starting in late March, the Mercer Park Aquatic Center, 2701 Bradford Ave., will undergo renovations to the on-deck family changing room to improve ADA accessibility and upgrade the boiler system. Demolition work began the week of March 19 on the family changing rooms and will continue through mid-May.

This work requires partitions to be installed and part of the deck to be sectioned off to allow for construction to be done safely. All other locker room/restrooms are still available.

The renovation plan also includes a boiler replacement, which will close the pool May 1-2, 2018. Additionally, hot water will not be available to the pool throughout May to mid-June resulting in a slow decline in the pool temperature until it stabilizes to the ambient temperature. There will still be hot water running to the showers during this time so the pool will remain open. Once the boiler replacement project is complete in mid-June, the pool will return to normal heated temperatures.

Parks and Recreation


Sunday Fun Day: Earth Day Herb Planters
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Upcoming Meeting
Notice of Agenda: Airport Commission
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 5:15pm
Iowa City Municipal Airport
Farmers Market
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 5:00pm
Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp
Upcoming Meeting
Community Police Review Board forum
Monday, April 23, 2018 - 6:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
Tour of the Senior Center
Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 11:00am
Iowa City Senior
Coffee & Canvas Fundraiser for the Senior Center
Saturday, April 28, 2018 - 11:30am
Senior Center
Landfill and Recycling Center Open House
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 4:45pm
Iowa City Landfill
Earth Day and UI 'Climate for Chage' Iowa River Trail Clean Up
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 12:00pm
Terry Trueblood Recreation Area

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