First Avenue Grade Separation Project road closure and detour map
Stage two construction of the First Avenue Grade Separation Project will require the closure of First Avenue from Bradford Drive to Mall Drive. This closure is necessary to complete the construction of the railroad shoofly detour through First Avenue and complete the First Avenue detour road. Weather permitting, the closure is anticipated to take place from Sunday, Nov. 22 through Wednesday, Nov. 25. 

For the duration of this closure, thru traffic on First Avenue will be detoured to Muscatine Avenue/Scott Boulevard/U.S. Highway 6. Access to Southeast Junior High School from the north and businesses along First Avenue and Mall Drive from the south will be maintained. 

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

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit For more information on the First Avenue Grade Separation Project, visit

Date of publication

Monday, November 16, 2015