Crews will begin work on a pavement marking project that includes creating dedicated bike lanes on both sides of Sycamore Street.

The work is set to begin the week of Oct. 10, 2016, weather permitting and is expected to last roughly two weeks.

The project will narrow the two-way, left turn lane as well as the northbound and southbound lanes to make way for a 5 ft. dedicated bike lane on both sides of the street. The bike lanes will stretch from the City limits to Highway 6 on Sycamore Street.

Traffic will be maintained during the work, but drivers should plan for some delays during the painting or take an alternate route.

The project will not involve the instillation of pavement. The street has enough width that crews will only replace the markings on the pavement.

The project will also connect the bike lanes that were included on the Sycamore Street reconstruction work that the City completed last year.  

This pavement remarking project is part of the City of Iowa City Complete Streets Policy and its road diet work, an effort to improve safety by reconfiguring or reducing traffic lanes.

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Date of publication

Tuesday, October 04, 2016