Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, July 12, 2021, construction is expected to start on the Melrose Avenue / IWV Road – Highway 218 to Hebl Avenue Improvement Project. 

Lane reductions should be expected due to contractor mobilization and site preparation activities.  Initial work will include installation of traffic control, erosion control measures and safety fences, fence removal and temporary fencing installation, and clearing and grubbing.

As phasing and traffic control changes are anticipated, more detailed information will be provided.  It is expected that construction will continue through the Fall of 2022. 

Motorists are to take note of these construction areas and possible lane reductions and should allow for extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit the City of Iowa City's website at

Date of publication

Friday, July 09, 2021