People traveling to Iowa City for University of Iowa Homecoming festivities should be aware of the continued construction on Dubuque Street and should expect some delays.

Dubuque Street is currently down to one lane of traffic in each direction from Foster Road to Ronalds Street for work on the Iowa City Gateway Project, a flood mitigation effort. 

Drivers are encouraged to use an alternate route as they may encounter 15–to-30 minute delays on Dubuque Street during heavy traffic times, including Friday before and after the parade as well as Saturday for the UI Homecoming football game vs. Northwestern. Kickoff is at 11 a.m.

Following the Saturday game, Dubuque Street will temporarily convert to a one-way road with two lanes of traffic out of Iowa City to help accommodate heavy traffic. Southbound drivers will not have access to Dubuque Street during the temporary, one-way conversion.

Before the game, traffic on Dubuque Street will remain as it is with one lane of traffic in each direction.

Additional information about Dubuque Street traffic changes post football as well as the UI Homecoming parade route, street closures and parking is available online at

The Iowa City Gateway Project is a flood mitigation project that will elevate Dubuque Street while also raising and replacing the Park Road Bridge. Receive project updates by signing-up for e-subscriptions and by following the City of Iowa City on Facebook and Twitter. Look for #ICgateway. To learn more, visit

Date of publication

Thursday, September 29, 2016