Weather permitting, at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, northbound traffic on Capitol Street will be closed from Burlington Street to Washington Street. This closure will necessitate the closure of the Capitol Street entrance to the Capitol Street Parking Ramp. Access to the ramp will be maintained at its entrance off of Clinton Street. This closure will facilitate the maintenance of a fiber optic line in the area. Normal traffic will resume by mid to late morning the same day.
Iowa City Water Distribution crews will be flushing hydrants in the Taylor Dr., Tracy Ln.,Russell Dr., Sycamore St., Langenberg Ave., Dickenson Ln. areas.
Drivers should take notice of new stop signs coming to school routes. An all-way stop will be permanently installed at the intersections of East Court Street and Fourth Avenue, as well as Sandusky and Taylor drives in the upcoming days.
The changes are intended to improve safety at locations where a large number of pedestrians, mostly school-age children, cross the street. Additional warning signage will also be installed to highlight the traffic pattern change near both intersections.
People should use caution as drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians become familiar with this change.
For questions, contact Senior Transportation Engineering Planner Darian Nagle-Gamm at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-356-5254.
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.
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 icgov.org/roadconstruction.