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Map of all closures

Construction activity may affect road, sidewalk, parking lot, elevator or building entrance access.

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Alerts that May Affect You

Current and upcoming University of Iowa and City of Iowa City construction projects will impact pedestrian and vehicle travel along portions of Madison street, now through fall 2021. Lane reductions are currently in place along Madison Street, between Burlington and Washington streets. Temporary closures may occur.

Beginning May 2021, the City of Iowa City will begin an asphalt resurfacing project that will affect portions of North Clinton Street, Jefferson Street, South Dubuque Street Dearborn Street, Rohret Road, and 1st Avenue and chip sealing on Taft Avenue.

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Current Closures

IA-102-21-LFC MEB steam line replacement

Closure Category: 
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 7:00am to Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Sidewalk on the east side of MEB
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Alternate Route: 
Sidewalk on the westside of MERF
Accessible Route: 
North and southeast sidewalks to building access
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
Replacement of MEB underground steam line

Engie Main Library Steam Leak Repair

Closure Category: 
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 7:00am to Friday, September 24, 2021 - 3:00pm
Building: 
Location: 
Northwest side of the Main Library
Traffic Control: 
No
Alternate Route: 
East entrance is accessible. North Entrance will remain open.
Accessible Route: 
This is not a route leading to an accessible entrance.
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
To repair an underground steam leak.

North Chilled Water Plant Renovation

Closure Category: 
Road Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Monday, April 12, 2021 - 6:25am to Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 3:30pm
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Alternate Route: 
N/A
Accessible Route: 
N/A
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
North Chilled Water Plant Renovation

1). Will be closing the north stairwell on all levels of the parking ramp.  Alternate use is the south stairwell.

2). Will be closing the sidewalk on the west side of N. Capital St.

3). Will be closing the basketball courts on top of facility.

4). Will be using E. Bloomington St. for Burge loading dock delivery entrance and exits.

5). Will be using E. Bloomington St for construction delivery entrance and Davenport St. for construction delivery exit.

Utility Distribution System: Replace Old Capitol Tunnel

Closure Category: 
Building Entrance Closure
Road Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Monday, March 22, 2021 - 7:00am to Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 7:00am
Location: 
Madison Street north/south between Burlington Street and Washington Street.
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Affected Bus Routes: 
Cambus
Coralville
Iowa City
Alternate Route: 
NA
Accessible Route: 
as noted
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
Construction of new tunnel and new perma-pipe steam system

0769401- Seashore Hall- Raze Building- Rebid

Closure Category: 
Building Entrance Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00am to Friday, October 1, 2021 - 4:00pm
Building: 
Location: 
Sidewalk between Van Allen and Seashore Halls
Traffic Control: 
No
Alternate Route: 
Updated accessible routes are shown online at https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/accessibility/.
Accessible Route: 
Sidewalks West and North of Seashore Hall will be closed for access. See alternate route for additional information.
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
Demolition of Seashore Hall structure and restoration of area next year.

The sidewalks around Seashore Hall will be closed to public use for the duration of building demolition.  This closure will also affect East side doors to Van Allen except for emergency use.