As part of Phase 1 of the Ped Mall Improvement Project, crews will be installing utilities and replacing alley pavement beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2019. This work necessitates the closure of the alley between Washington and College streets immediately west of Dubuque Street. Weather permitting, the alley will open to traffic on Friday, April 26. 

Learn more about the project

The next Ped Mall business meeting will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019, at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room D, 123 S. Linn St.

Business and property owners, as well as the general public, are invited to attend weekly Ped Mall construction updates each Friday morning during the duration of the Pedestrian Mall Improvements Project.

Stay connected  

To stay updated during construction, subscribe to the Ped Mall Improvements Project email list at, and follow the City of Iowa City on Facebook and Twitter using #PedProject. To learn more about the project, visit 

Learn more about the project with this video:

For more information, contact Senior Civil Engineer Scott Sovers at 319-356-5142 or To learn more about the project, visit

Date of publication

Thursday, April 11, 2019