Crews are adding a contingency time to their schedule as they continue to perform underground rock splitting twice per day, Monday – Friday on Dubuque Street. 

The plan is to close Dubuque Street for approximately 5 to 15 minutes at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., however as a contingency, crews may close the road at 2 p.m. should the 11 a.m. work need to be delayed. Workers will not stop traffic more than twice per day.

The brief closures will take place between Terrell Mill Park, located just north of Mayflower Residence Hall and Church Street. A horn will sound before flaggers close the road. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to take a different route.

This process will continue Monday – Friday through at least August 23.

A reminder, the Gateway Project timeline is fluid and subject to change. Updates will be communicated as they become available.

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

Date of publication

Friday, August 05, 2016