University of Iowa

Madison and Burlington Street Construction



Construction Overview and MaP

Map of construction projects in Madison and Burlington Street area

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 and Closures

Lane reductions are currently in place along Madison Street, between Burlington and Washington streets.

Impacted areas will include Burlington Street from the east side of the Burlington Street bridge to Madison Street, the intersection of Burlington and Madison streets, and Madison Street between Burlington and Washington streets (see map).

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. The closures will result in detours for both vehicles and pedestrians.

Aside from the temporary closures, one lane of traffic in each direction and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.


Bus Routes

Bus stops and routes will be adjusted. Motorists and pedestrians should be alert for traffic control signs when traveling through construction zones.


Projects in the Area

UI projects in the area include Madison Street utility improvements, the demolition of the Communications Center, and the Stanley Museum of Art construction. In addition, the City of Iowa City plans public traffic, public utility and ADA sidewalk improvements to Burlington Street.


Project Schedules and Updates

Project schedules are being coordinated between the UI and the City of Iowa City, however, schedules are subject to change due to weather and other factors.

Closures and updates for UI projects will be published as they become available on the Access & Construction Alerts page

Alternate travel routes are encouraged throughout the duration of the projects.

For further details and dates, see the map to the left.