The existing pedestrian detour on Dubuque Street south of the Park Road Bridge will continue through the end of February, and possibly into early March. 

Pedestrians are currently being re-routed off of Dubuque Street for work on the Iowa City Gateway Project. People will instead need to use the Park Road Bridge and connect with the Hancher Pedestrian Bridge. This detour is especially of note for University of Iowa students living in Mayflower Residence Hall and north of the Park Road Bridge.

Crews are continuing to excavate the southbound lanes of Dubuque Street to install deep sanitary sewer. The work is progressing slower than expected because of rock and an aging gas main. Water main will be installed as soon as the sewer has been placed.  Pedestrians will need to continue to reroute to make room for equipment and work.

The detour is currently expected to remain through February, but could be longer given the extent of the work. The City will provide updates as construction progresses.

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

Gateway Mayflower Detour

Date of publication

Thursday, January 19, 2017