West Benton Street will close to traffic between Spencer Drive and Keswick Drive, beginning at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016 , weather permitting, for pavement repairs. 

Driver Detour 

A detour for drivers will be posted that uses Mormon Trek Blvd., Melrose Ave., and Sunset St., to divert traffic around the closure.  Access to area neighborhoods will be allowed, but no through traffic. 

Drivers should be aware of this construction and follow the  detour or take an alternate route.  As always, use caution when traveling through all construction areas.

Bus Detour 

Westwinds bus route will detour during the road work.

The inbound Westwinds will detour from the Phesant Ridge apartment complex using Mormon Trek Blvd., to Melrose Ave., to Westgate St. to Benton St. The bus stops located at Walden Plaza (stop 8228), Benton Street and Jema Court (stop 8291), Benton Street and Spencer Drive (stop 8232), Benton Street and Keswick Drive (stop 8233), and Benton Street and Westgate Drive (stop 8234) will be closed to inbound Westwinds customers during construction. The Night & Weekend Westwinds route will not be affected.

The road is expected to reopen to normal traffic and bus service Mon., July 18, 2016. 

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit http://www.iowa-city.org/works/roadconstruction.

Date of publication

Wednesday, July 13, 2016