Beginning on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, Melrose Avenue/IWV Road will be closed to thru traffic from Highway 218 to Hebl Avenue. A detour route will be posted utilizing Camp Cardinal Boulevard, U.S. Highway 6, Ireland Avenue, 340th Street and Ivy Avenue.

Those traveling to the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center will be able to access the facilities from Melrose Avenue/IWV Road West of Hebl Avenue.

This closure will facilitate utility improvements associated with the Melrose Avenue/IWV Improvements Project. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, Sept. 3.

Motorists should take note of this construction work and allow extra travel time using the recommended detour (map below). As always, please use caution when traveling in all construction areas.

To learn more about the project, please visit the Melrose Avenue/IWV Improvements Project Page.






Date of publication

Thursday, August 12, 2021