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

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Madison and Burlington Streets Construction

June 4 2020 Update: Burlington Street will reopen to east and west-moving traffic, with reduced lanes, on Friday, June 5, 2020. 

Both lanes of Traffic will be reduced to the southernmost lanes between Capitol Street to Front Street. This lane reduction allows for work around the railroad crossing that will last approximately four weeks, until Thursday July 2, 2020.


Current and upcoming University of Iowa and City of Iowa City construction projects will impact pedestrian and vehicle travel along portions of Burlington and Madison streets, including their intersection, now through fall 2021. Lane reductions are currently in place along Madison Street, between Burlington and Washington streets. Temporary, short-term closures of both Burlington Street and Madison Street are expected during the Spring 2020 semester, however specific dates have not been determined. 

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Current Closures

Old Capitol Repair Concrete

Closure Category: 
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 3:35pm to Friday, June 19, 2020 - 4:00pm
Building: 
Location: 
South side of Old Capitol Building
Traffic Control: 
No
Alternate Route: 
Surrounding sidewalks are open and accessible.
Accessible Route: 
Surrounding sidewalks are open and accessible.
Reason for Closure: 
Complete concrete repairs on sidewalk of Old Capitol Building.

0698301- Replace Old Capitol Tunnel

Closure Category: 
Road Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Friday, June 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to Tuesday, July 7, 2020 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Front St. East and West bound lanes closed. Madison St. closed to through traffic from Washington to Burlington.
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Affected Bus Routes: 
Cambus
Coralville
Iowa City
Alternate Route: 
Refer to traffic plan attached. Route will be posted using Burlington, Capitol, and Washington.
Accessible Route: 
Refer to traffic plan attached. Route will be posted
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
To complete utility work.

Starting Friday June 5th at 12:00pm Burlington St. will be partially re opening followed by Madison Street closing to through traffic from Burlington to Washington. Front street will also be closed to East and West bound traffic. Lot three access will be maintained from Burlington St. to Front St. A detour route will be posted and signage will be put up to direct pedestrian traffic.

0836201- Daum Hall Landscaping

Closure Category: 
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 8:00am to Friday, July 17, 2020 - 4:30pm
Building: 
Location: 
Sidewalk on the East side of Daum Hall.
Traffic Control: 
No
Alternate Route: 
The accessible route will be the West side of Daum Hall or alternatively using the East sidewalk of Clinton Street. See attached traffic control plan.
Accessible Route: 
The sidewalk directly adjacent to Daum Hall will not be ADA accessible. There will be a detour for other pedestrians.
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
The project will be revising the sidewalk and planter areas from the Daum Hall main entrance to Bloomington Street.

English-Philosophy Building - Reconstruct North Walkway (0655001)

Closure Category: 
Building Entrance Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 6:00am to Friday, August 14, 2020 - 5:00pm
Location: 
EPB North Entrance ENT 1, East/west sidewalk at the north side of EPB
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Affected Bus Routes: 
Cambus
Coralville
Iowa City
Alternate Route: 
EPB South Entrance ENT 4 and East Entrance ENT 2
Accessible Route: 
EPB South Entrance ENT 4
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
These closures are necessary to complete the EPB North Walkway renovation project.

Bus stop 0145 on east bound Iowa Avenue in front of EPB will be relocated approximately 60' east of the Iowa Avenue bridge. This bus stop serves Iowa City, Coralville, and Cambus.

East bound Iowa Ave will be reduced to one lane for vehicular traffic.

City of Iowa City Road Closure - Burlington Street

Closure Category: 
Road Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 7:00am to Friday, June 5, 2020 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Burlington Street will be closed to through traffic from Riverside Drive to Madison Street.
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Affected Bus Routes: 
Cambus
Coralville
Iowa City
Alternate Route: 
A detour route will be posted utilizing Riverside Drive, Highway 6, and Gilbert Street.
Accessible Route: 
A detour route will be posted utilizing Riverside Drive, Highway 6, and Gilbert Street.
Reason for Closure: 
This City of Iowa City closure is necessary to facilitate railroad crossing improvements for the Burlington and Madison Intersection Improvements Project.

Burlington Street will reopen to east and west-moving traffic, with reduced lanes, on Friday, June 5, 2020. 

Both lanes of traffic will be reduced to the southernmost lanes between Capitol Street to Front Street. This lane reduction allows for work around the railroad crossing that will last approximately four weeks, until Thursday, July 2, 2020.

Utilities Distribution System Replace Old Capitol Tunnel

Closure Category: 
Road Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 8:00am to Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 8:30am
Location: 
Corner of Burlington and Northbound Madison Street
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Affected Bus Routes: 
Cambus
Coralville
Iowa City
Alternate Route: 
Refer to traffic plan attached
Accessible Route: 
Refer to traffic plan attached
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
Two new steam vaults are being installed, with the addition of duct bank work

Starting Sunday, March 15, traffic control and jersey barriers will be installed at northbound Madison street at the corner of Burlington and Madison.  The north sidewalk along Burlington street from Capitol street to Madison street will be closed to pedestrian traffic.  Signage will be posted.

Stanley Museum of Art

Closure Category: 
Road Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Dates of Closure: 
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 8:55am to Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 8:55am
Building: 
Traffic Control: 
Yes
Affected Bus Routes: 
Cambus
Coralville
Iowa City
Alternate Route: 
per traffic plan
Accessible Route: 
per traffic plan
Traffic Control Plan: 
Reason for Closure: 
Stanley Museum of Art Construction

Front Street between Front Street and Madison Street reduced to one lane; east-bound traffic only. Sidewalk along Burlington, between Front Street and Madison Street closed; temporary sidewalk detour available

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