The Iowa City Streets Division has started spring street sweeping operations to remove sand and debris to enhance public safety. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (March 24-26, 2021) on-street parking will be prohibited in certain areas so equipment can access the full width of the street. Vehicles not moved will be towed. “No parking” signs will be posted at least 48 hours in advance of any work to alert vehicle owners to move their cars. If you are a University student who normally parks in one of these areas, be aware and plan accordingly so that your vehicle is not towed.

Parking prohibitions

On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, crews will begin sweeping the Downtown area. Work will then move into the City’s residential areas. Drivers are asked to be patient, as the sweepers are slow-moving and stop periodically to empty debris. Street-sweeping in the Downtown area is expected to be completed by Friday, March 26. It takes crews about seven weeks to complete a full pass through the City. 

Below is a list of locations scheduled for sweeping on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25. Cars parked along these routes should be moved prior to the start of cleanup.

The following streets have been posted for street-sweeping that will begin at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, March 24:   

  • Jefferson Street, from Gilbert Street to Evans Street (south side only)
  • Iowa Avenue, from Muscatine Avenue to Van Buren Street (south side only)
  • Washington Street, Van Buren to Pearl Street (south side only)
  • College Street, from Van Buren Street to Summit Street (south side only)
  • Prentiss Street, from Capitol Street to Linn Street (south side only)
  • Clinton Street, from Wright Street to Harrison Street (west side only)
  • Van Buren Street, from Burlington Street to Bowery Street (west side only)
  • Lucas Street, from Burlington Street south to the dead-end (west side only)
  • Summit Street, from College Street to Sheridan Street (west side only)

The following streets have been posted for street-sweeping that will begin at 7 a.m. on Thursday, March 25:

  • Bloomington Street, from Linn Street to Clinton Street (north side only)
  • Iowa Avenue, from Van Buren Street to Muscatine Avenue (north side only)
  • Washington Street, from Muscatine Avenue to Johnson Street (north side only)
  • College Street, from Summit Street to Van Buren Street (north side only)
  • E Court Street, from Summit Street to Muscatine Ave. (north side only)
  • Governor Street, from Bowery Street to Burlington Street (east side only)
  • Dubuque Street, from Prentiss Street to Court Street (east side only)
  • Clinton Street, from Harrison Street to Wright Street north of RR Tracks (east side only)
  • Capitol Street, from Lafayette Street to Harrison Street (east side only)

City ordinance requires vehicles that are parked on the street to be moved every 48 hours, regardless of street-sweeping or other work. Cars not moved are considered “street storage” and may be ticketed and towed.

For more information on the street-sweeping schedule, call the Streets Division at 319-356-5181.

Date of publication

Thursday, March 18, 2021

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