Dubuque Street will temporarily convert to a one-way road, with two lanes of outbound traffic, after home Hawkeye Football games to accommodate heavy traffic leaving Iowa City. 

Post-game, Dubuque Street will only allow northbound, one-way traffic between Foster and Park Roads. There will be no south-bound traffic between Foster Road and Park Road during this time. Drivers should instead use Highway 1/Dodge Street (Exit 246) to access Iowa City from I-80. Residents living north of Park Road who use Dubuque Street to access Iowa City  will be directed north and will have to access Iowa City from Dodge Street / Highway 1 or other local roads.

Pre-game, traffic on Dubuque Street will remain as is under the current Gateway Project configuration, with one lane of traffic in each direction from Foster Road to Ronalds Street.

Drivers should be prepared for delays. Fans should plan to arrive early.

Drivers traveling into Iowa City from I-80 for home Hawkeye Football games are encouraged to use alternative routes like Dodge Street (Exit 246) and Coral Ridge Ave/Highway 6 (Exit 240) as well as ride the Hawkeye Express train, which departs from the Fount Plaza (2441 James Street) in Coralville. First Avenue in Coralville (Exit 242) will continue to experience heavy traffic on home game days.

Additional traffic control staff will be stationed on Dubuque Street both pre-game and post-game to assist in creating the best flow possible and will stay as long as traffic dictates.

People trying to access City Park before and after the game should use Riverside Drive. 

Iowa City Transit will also run a special shuttle service for Saturday Manville Heights customers who need to get to the Peninsula neighborhood area during the temporary one-way conversion. 

The first Hawkeye home game of the season is set for Saturday, Sept. 3. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. Additional game day information can be found at www.footballgameday.com. To view the full 2016 Hawkeye Football Schedule visit hawkeyesports.com.

Iowa City Gateway Project updates are regularly posted to icgov.org/gatewayproject, as well as the City of Iowa City Facebook and Twitter pages using #ICgateway.

People can also sign-up to receive City of Iowa City E-subscription notifications. After creating an online account, be sure to select “Iowa City Gateway Project Updates” under the “Construction and Housing” category to receive e-mails related to the construction schedule and traffic adjustments.

The Iowa City Gateway Project is a flood mitigation project that will raise Dubuque Street while also lifting and replacing the Park Road Bridge. To learn more about the Gateway Project, visit icgov.org/gatewayproject.

Date of publication

Monday, August 29, 2016