Effective from 5:45 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, Iowa City Transit routes will detour due to RAGBRAI. All Iowa City Transit routes will continue to service the downtown interchange located at the intersection of Clinton Street and Washington Street during the RAGBRAI events downtown. Stops that are closed due to RAGBRAI will have signs on them. Route changes and detours are listed below: 

Westside routes

Iowa City Transit will not service the UIHC campus, Melrose Avenue, Hawkins Drive or Newton Road on Saturday morning while RAGBRAI is ongoing. Customers needing to catch the Saturday Westwinds or Saturday Oakcrest should wait for their bus at any corner or bus stop on Benton Street for inbound or outbound travel. Customers needing to access the UIHC campus prior to 10 a.m. should use the stop at Sunset Street and Oakcrest Street (Oakcrest) or the stop at Benton Street and Sunset Street (Westwinds). 

Saturday Oakcrest detour route

Saturday Westwinds detour route

Southside routes 

The Saturday Lakeside and Saturday Broadway buses will not service any stops along Gilbert Street during RAGBRAI. Additionally, the Saturday Broadway will not service the stops located at Southgate Avenue and Gilbert Street and Southgate and Waterfront Drive. Customers who normally use the stops on Southgate Avenue should use the stop located at Boyrum Street and Southgate Avenue as an alternate. Customers can catch the Broadway outbound and inbound at the stops located at Kirkwood Avenue and Gilbert Street. 

Saturday Broadway detour route

Saturday Lakeside detour route

Eastside routes

The Court Hill and Saturday Towncrest will not service the stops located at Washington Street and Linn Street and at Washington Street and Gilbert Street during RAGBRAI. Additionally, the Saturday Towncrest will detour outbound using Burlington Street instead of College Street. 

Northside routes

The Saturday North Dodge and Saturday Manville Heights routes will detour outbound using Burlington Street to Governor Street. Both routes will use Dodge Street to Burlington Street to travel inbound. The inbound Saturday North Dodge will not service any stops on Market Street. Customers will need to catch the Saturday Manville Heights to access these stops. 

Saturday Manville Heights detour route

Saturday North Dodge detour route

Normal service will resume once most bicycles have proceeded through town and streets and intersections reopen to normal traffic. For more information contact Iowa City Transportation and Resource Management at 319-356-5151 or visit www.icgov.org/transit.  

Date of publication

Thursday, July 23, 2015

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