Weather permitting, on Monday, July 20, Iowa Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic from Riverside Drive/Hwy 6 to Madison Street. This closure is necessary to facilitate the resurfacing of Iowa Avenue and will include street milling, patching and resurfacing work. 

A detour route will be posted and will utilize Burlington Street. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by the end of the day on Thursday, July 23. 

Due to the closure the Westwinds, Plaen View, Westside Hospital and Melrose Express bus routes will detour. These outbound routes will travel south on Madison Street, west on Burlington Street and north on Riverside Drive to resume regular route on Newton Road. Inbound routes will reverse these directions to return to the transit Interchange. The following stops will not be serviced during this detour: #0146 (Iowa Ave/IMU Outbound) and #0145 (Iowa Ave/EPB Inbound). Normal service will resume once the work is completed and conditions are safe. 

Motorists are encouraged to take note of this construction work and seek an alternate route during this time period. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through all construction areas. 

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit

For more information about bus service, contact Iowa City Transportation and Resource Management at 319-356-5151 or

Date of publication

Friday, July 17, 2015