The City of Iowa City is looking for your input on a major future construction project that will transform Dodge Street from Governor to Burlington.

A public open house for a project that will repave a 1.2 mile stretch of Dodge Street will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Emma Harvat Hall in City Hall, 410 E. Washington St. Though the two-year project is not scheduled to start until 2023, the City is looking for your input in the early stages of this project.

The project will  take place along North Dodge Street, from North Governor Street to East Burlington Street, and focuses on the the one-way, southbound portion of the road. The project will pass through four Historic or Conservation districts.

The project will center around the replacement of failing pavement and a portion of the public utilities within the corridor some of which are more than 100 years old.

Four traffic signals throughout the project will be replaced. The storm sewer system is planned to be replaced in order to help reduce potential for flooding. Curb location is not expected to change; however, most or all of it will be replaced for accessibility improvements.

This spring of 2019, the lanes on Dodge Street will be restriped to provide narrower motor vehicle lanes and make room for a buffered on-street southbound bicycle lane. The new bicycle lane will remain after the reconstruction is completed.

This City is currently preparing functional design plans for the project, so community input is important as plans are finalized.

For more information, contact Scott Sovers, Senior Civil Engineer, at or at 319-356-5142.

Date of publication

Wednesday, April 03, 2019