The City has announced the road closures and transit changes for the Downtown Block Party on Saturday, June 25, 2022. 

The Downtown Block Party is a yearly celebration organized by the Iowa City Downtown District. This sprawling Downtown event is fun for the entire family, and features live music, games like tennis and sand volleyball, activities like giant chess and video games, a silent disco, and much more. The party runs from 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday. 

Several road closures will be in place during the event and will begin at 5 a.m. Saturday:

  • Iowa Avenue from Clinton to Linn streets
  • Washington Street from Clinton to Gilbert streets
  • Clinton Street from Iowa Avenue to the College Street portion of the Ped Mall
  • Dubuque Street from Iowa Avenue to the Ped Mall
  • Linn Street from Iowa Avenue to just south of Washington Street

The "No Parking 2 a.m. to 6 a.m." signs throughout Downtown will be enforced Saturday; any cars left in the area will be towed. The streets will be reopened early morning Sunday, June 26, 2022. 

To learn more about the Block Party, visit the event's website.

A map of the 2022 Downtown Block Party.

Transit interchange moved to Washington and Clinton streets

Starting at 6 a.m. on Saturday, the bus interchange will move from Washington and Clinton streets to a temporary location on Court Street between Clinton and Dubuque streets (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 27, 2022. Iowa City Transit will be operating a normal Saturday schedule on June 25.

Bus stops closed on Saturday, June 26

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), and UI Main Library (stop 7080) will be closed. The inbound bus stops located at 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

Wednesday, June 22, 2022