Asphalt resurfacing will occur between June and October in Iowa City. Work is anticipated to begin June 25, 2018, but is weather dependent. This type of work is part of recurring, annual maintenance. Specific work descriptions are detailed in the construction impacts text below. 

The contractor will maintain emergency access during the project, and during University of Iowa home football games in an effort to reduce construction-related impacts.

Work locations:  

  • Burlington Street between Van Buren and Summit streets
  • Governor Street between Burlington and Dodge streets
  • Johnson Street between Burlington and Bowery streets 
  • Court Street between Johnson and Dodge streets
A map of the asphalt resurfacing project area.

Construction impacts:

  1. Sanitary Sewer & Storm Sewer Repairs along Governor Street: Sanitary and Storm Sewer repair locations are planned within the east lane of Governor Street that will impact driveway access adjacent to these locations: 
    Intersection of Governor and Burlington streets; E. Bloomington Street to 314 N. Governor St.; 106 to 120 N. Governor St.; 920 N. Governor St. 
  2. Surface Milling & Base Asphalt Layer: This process is noisy and will create dust, so we suggest residents keep windows and doors closed, if possible, during this time. After surface removal, a new 1.5” layer of asphalt is installed to stabilize the road for traffic. During installation of the base layer, the Contractor will need to keep traffic from the roadway for at least 30 minutes to allow cooling. 
  3. Street Patching, Street Curb & Curb Ramps: Street patching, curb and gutter repairs, and installation of new ADA compliant sidewalk ramps will begin after base installation. Curb ramp replacements will occur at all intersection corners within the project limits. If you have questions regarding ramp installation, contact the project manager listed below. Sidewalk traffic will be rerouted during the work. 

  4. Final Asphalt Layer, Structure Lid Adjustment, Pavement Markings: The final 1.5” layer of asphalt is installed following street patching, curb repairs, and curb ramp installation. During the installation of the final layer, the Contractor will need to keep traffic from the roadway for at least 30 minutes to allow cooling. 

  5. Clean up and lawn seeding: Following the completion of the final asphalt layer, the Contractor will seed and mulch the parkway areas disturbed by the project. Once seeding is established, the property owner will be responsible for maintenance.

Project contact 

Work this year is joint between the Iowa Department of Transportation and the City of Iowa City. 

For questions or concerns regarding this project, contact Senior Civil Engineer Dave Panos at 319-356-5140 or