Fans from across the state will be celebrating the kickoff of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes football season with a home game on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.

The influx of Hawkeye fans mean Iowa City residents should plan ahead when commuting this Saturday.

The Governor Street Bridge will reopen for traffic - but not to pedestrians- by Saturday. Plans are for the bridge to stay open until Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, when it will again close to complete work. The bridge is expected to be fully opened by Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Residents should expect heavily increased traffic throughout the City on Saturday. 


The Westwinds and Oakcrest bus routes will detour, and will not service areas near Kinnick Stadium or UIHC on Saturday. This detour will take place each day a home Hawkeye football game is held.  

Game Day Resources 

The Hawkeyes will take on Miami (Ohio) with kickoff at 6:30 p.m. Additional game day information can be found at

Date of publication

Thursday, August 29, 2019