UPDATE 4/14/17: First Avenue will fully reopen ahead of schedule on Monday, April 17 at 6:30 a.m. Crews were able to complete repairs quickly and are now waiting for the pavement to cure. 

ORIGINAL MESSAGE: Southbound First Avenue will close to through traffic just north of Tudor Drive for emergency street pavement repair, beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Northbound traffic will remain open. A detour will be available using Rochester Avenue, Seventh Avenue and Court Street.

Normal traffic should resume by Thursday, April 20. 
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Drivers should take an alternate route during this time and use caution when driving through a construction area. For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit http:www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction

Date of publication

Wednesday, April 12, 2017