Iowa City residents should expect a series of road closures throughout downtown Saturday to make room for the Iowa City Downtown District's annual Downtown Block Party.

Road closures begin throughout Downtown starting at 6 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019. The following streets will be closed:

  • Clinton Street from Blick at the Old Capitol Town Center to Iowa Avenue
  • Washington Street from Hills Bank at the Old Capitol Town Center to Linn Street
  • Dubuque Street from the Pedestrian Mall to Iowa Avenue

Iowa Avenue parking spots on the south side of the road will also be closed. The roads are expected reopen at 3 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019. 

Downtown parking ramps will be free of charge starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday. Normal ramp operations will resume effective at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. On-street metered parking and parking enforcement will operate normally on Saturday.

Transit changes for Block Party 

Also starting at 6 a.m., the bus interchange will move from Washington and Clinton Street to a temporary location on Court Street between Clinton and Dubuque (adjacent to the Court Street Transportation Center) until the service day is concluded. Normal bus service utilizing the main transit interchange will resume on Monday, June 24, 2019. Iowa City Transit will be operating a normal Saturday.

The outbound bus stops located at Washington Street & Linn Street (stop 7200), Washington Street and Gilbert Street (stop 7201), Clinton Street & Jefferson Street (stop 7400), Jefferson Street & Linn Street (stop 7401), Washington Street and Madison Street (stop 7082) and UI Main Library (stop 7080) will be closed.

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

Date of publication

Monday, June 17, 2019