Drivers should expect additional delays on Dubuque Street as the Iowa City Gateway Project is underway and University of Iowa students are moving out for the semester.

The University says the heaviest move-out traffic typically occurs on Friday and Saturday. Residents should be prepared to see an influx of traffic on those specific days and throughout the rest of the week.

On Dubuque Street, where Mayflower Residence Hall is located, the north visitor parking lot is closed and is currently being used as a bus turnaround for University of Iowa CAMBUS. Vehicles are prohibited from parking in those spaces. Those moving out have been directed to use the parking lot behind Mayflower where limited metered parking is available. University residence halls will close at noon on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

Drivers are advised to avoid Dubuque Street and use a different route if possible. They should also be patient and cautious during this busy travel time, which includes additional traffic for University of Iowa graduation ceremonies. 

The Iowa City Gateway Project is a flood mitigation effort that will elevate Dubuque Street while raising and replacing the Park Road Bridge. To receive project updates be sure to sign-up for City of Iowa City e-subscriptions, and follow the City of Iowa City on Facebook and Twitter using #ICgateway. To learn more visit

Date of publication

Thursday, May 11, 2017