Weather permitting, beginning Wednesday, June 15, 2016, Park Road will be closed between Riverside Drive and Holt Ave. This closure is necessary to facilitate the reconstruction of Park Road without disturbance to existing trees and utilities in the area. It is anticipated that the closure will reopen to traffic by the end of the day on Wednesday, June 29. Access to Upper and Lower City Park entrances will remain available to the public throughout this construction period.

Vehicles traveling on Park Road between Dubuque Street and Riverside Drive, and south on Riverside Drive, will not be impacted. Vehicles trying to access Park Road west of Riverside Drive will be detoured via Ferson Avenue and River Street. Sidewalk will also be closed at this location, and pedestrian traffic will be detoured along the same route.

Motorists should take note of these construction areas and closures and should allow extra travel time or seek an alternate route, as delays may occur. Use caution when traveling through construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit For detailed information on the Gateway Project, visit

Date of publication

Monday, June 13, 2016