Weather permitting, beginning at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, the Walmart access road from Highway 1 will be closed for street repairs. It is anticipated that the road will be reopened by 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 16. Traffic wanting to access area businesses should use Ruppert Road.

Due to the closure, effective immediately, Westport and Oakcrest Night and Weekend bus routes will detour. The following stops will not be serviced during this detour: #8013 (Wal-Mart), #8014 (Wal-Mart - moved to Ruppert Rd), #8012 (Aldi - moved to West side of street), #8010 (Hwy1), #8015 (Hwy1), #8016 (Riverside Dr), and #8018 (Riverside Dr). The Aldi stop will be serviced on the West side of Ruppert Rd and the Wal-Mart stop will be serviced on Ruppert Road. Normal service will resume once the work is completed and conditions are safe.

Motorists are to take note of this street repair and use the alternate entrance/exit from Ruppert Road to access the businesses. Please use caution traveling through the area.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit

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

Date of publication

Tuesday, July 14, 2015