ui Access & construction alerts

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

Sign up for email notification of UI road, sidewalk, building entrance and elevator closures:
Subscribe to the Access & Construction Alerts listserv

Map
Map of all UI closures

Major construction projects in the area

Iowa City Gateway Project (Dubuque St/Park Road Bridge)
Start:  Summer 2016
Completion:  Fall 2018
Gateway Project
IC Construction Projects
IC Streets and Traffic

I-80/I-380 Interchange Improvements
Start:  Spring 2018
Iowa DOT

current UI Access & Construction Alerts

Road Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Project Name City of Iowa City road work
Location Various phases of project require lane and pedestrian crossing route shifts on Market St. between Clinton St. and N. Madison St.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary for the City of Iowa City Market St. Overlay Project.
Additional Information During Phases 2B and 3B on Friday, June 30 and Friday, July 7 respectively, Market Street will be closed to allow paving of lanes with concrete trucks utilizing the alternate lane. This will require a traffic detour to Burlington Street. Pedestrian traffic through Cleary Walkway will be detoured to Madison Street on one day, tentatively scheduled for July 13.
Start Date 6/26/2017 Start Time  
End Date 7/13/2017 End Time   
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route   Cambus
Alternate Route Watch for lane shifts and pedestrian crossing changes on Market Street during various phases. Traffic detour to Burlington Street on June 30 and July 7. Pedestrian detour on Cleary Walkway to Madison Street, tentatively July 13.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic Same as alternate.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Road Closure
Project Name SUES - Replace Grand Ave Steam Distribution Phase 2
Location South Grand Ave due north of the roundabout near the old Pharmacy Building loading dock per Phase 1 traffic will be relocated to the adjacent temporary paving.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to facilitate the utilities crossing South Grand Ave to the East/West Road.
Additional Information Two-way traffic will be maintained through this area for access to UIHC Emergency Room Services, UIHC loading dock, Med Labs loading dock and parking as well as for the new College of Pharmacy consctuction entrance.
Start Date 6/26/2017 Start Time   6pm
End Date 9/1/2017 End Time   6am
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route
Accessible Route accessibility graphic
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Building Entrance Closure
Other Closure
Project Name Bowen Science Building | Modernize Building Systems
Location Bike Plaza at the north west side of Bowen Science Building near Medical Laboratories labeled ENT-6 & ENT-7.
Reason For Closure There will be semi-trucks on the fire lane between BSB and Med Labs while we unload equipment and place it on the rooftop of the BSB 200 and 300 cores. The bike plaza will be closed off for the entire three day duration while we have a crane in place. This closure includes the west entrance and wheelchair ramp.
Additional Information We will be setting up a crane near the main 3rd floor west entrance.
Start Date 7/7/2017 Start Time   0700
End Date 7/9/2017 End Time   1700
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route No alternate route is required due to this closure.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic Handicap accessible entrance to BSB will be the south, first floor entrance facing Quad Ravine. Pedestrian traffic will also be routed away from this entrance over the weekend while this work is completed.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Other Closure
Project Name Bowen Science Building | Modernize Building Systems
Location Partial PBDB South Fire Lane closure in the vicinity of the Steindler Memorial.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to raise exhaust fan units to the roof of the 700 core.
Additional Information The PBDB south fire lane near the PBDB FAI Tower will be obstructed with a crane.
Start Date 7/6/2017 Start Time   0600
End Date 7/6/2017 End Time   1700
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route No alternate route is necessary due to this closure.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic No alternate accessible route is necessary due to this closure.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Sidewalk Closure
Project Name Jessup sidewalk repair.
Location Angled walk at NE corner of Jessup to the main sidewalk along Jefferson.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary for sidewalk repairs.
Additional Information
Start Date 6/22/2017 Start Time   10: 00 am
End Date 6/26/2017 End Time   6:00 am
Traffic Control No Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route Use angled walk west of closure.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic Use angled walk west of closure.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Road Closure
Project Name Institutional Roads 2017 Maintenance
Location Voxman Drive
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to replace damaged road panels.
Additional Information Voxman Drive will be closed from south lot 55 to South drive around Hancher. The right entrance lane of Voxman Drive from Riverside Drive will also be closed. (see attached traffic control map) Access from Riverside Drive will be available through exit lane. CAMBUS will continue to operate via modified route.
Start Date 6/23/2017 Start Time   7:30 pm
End Date 6/26/2017 End Time   4:00 AM
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route   Cambus
Alternate Route Traffic will be routed through Lot 55 west drive. CAMBUS will use alternate route as shown on attached pages.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Parking Lot Closure
Project Name Iowa Memorial Union - Replace Roof Sections
Location South Parking Lot of IMU
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to complete the roofing replacement project.
Additional Information South building entrance to IMU remains open. Access remains open to loading dock at west side of IMU. Two (2) ADA parking spots available at west end of south lot. Four (4) UI Parking spots available at east end of south lot.
Start Date 6/14/2017 Start Time   7:00AM
End Date 10/1/2017 End Time   3:30PM
Traffic Control No Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route Alternate parking: Meters on Madison St. and Jeffereson St. IMU Parking Ramp.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic Two (2) ADA parking spots are available at the west end of the south IMU parking lot. ADA access to south building entrance remains open.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Road Closure
Sidewalk Closure
Project Name UDS- Reconstruct Currier Steam Tunnel at Burge Hall
Location Sidewalk and road at the intersection of T. Anne Cleary (Capitol St.) and Bloomington. Just southwest of Burge Hall.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to complete the tunnel reconstruction and restoration of the area.
Additional Information Over the next few weeks there will be times that pedestrian pathways will need to be altered in the area to allow for restoration.
Start Date 6/12/2017 Start Time   am
End Date 7/14/2017 End Time   pm
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route Pedestrians will be routed up the steps to the patio area of Burge Hall and east of Blank Honors. See attachment.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic When necessary the accessible route will be through Burge or east of Burge on Clinton St. These routes will be used as minimally as possible. See attachment.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Other Closure
Project Name Bowen Science Building | Modernize Building Systems
Location The BSB Loading Dock and a majority of the PBDB South Fire Lane
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to to accommodate a very large crane in the loading dock so that we can lift structural steel members to the roof of the 400 and 500 cores. This structural steel will support new exhaust fans and heat recovery units serving those cores.
Additional Information
Start Date 6/23/2017 Start Time   1200
End Date 7/12/2017 End Time   1700
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route No vehicular alternate route is necessary due to this dock closure.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic No alternate accessible route is required due to this dock closure.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Other Closure
Project Name Bowen Science Building - Systems Modernization Project
Location Fire lane between Medical Laboratories and Bowen Science Building along with the bike racks on the west side of BSB near the entrance on L3 (close to the mid point of the building).
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to facilitate the erection of structural steel platforms on the roof of BSB cores 200 and 300. The structural steel platforms will be the base for new Exhaust Fan and Heat Recovery Equipment at each core.
Additional Information There will be a 75 ton crane staged just off the fire lane between Med Labs and Bowen Science. We will also bring semi-trucks carrying structural steel from the south end of Med Labs north on the fire lane, turning east at the north side of BSB and exiting onto Newton Road from the PBDB South Fire Lane.
Start Date 5/31/2017 Start Time   0700
End Date 6/28/2017 End Time   1900
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route Since this is not considered a typical thoroughfare, no alternate route is necessary.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic We do not anticipate taking up the entire fire lane so an alternate accessible route is not necessary.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Road Closure
Project Name SUES-Replace Riverside/Grand Ave Steam Distribution
Location Byington Road will be closed to traffic north of Grand Ave to Hillcrest. Traffic to Hillcrest and the adjoining parking will be through the east/west road. Grand Avenue will be reduced to two lanes in the westbound direction. There will be no eastbound traffic from the roundabout to Byington Road. The eastbound traffic will be detoured to Melrose Avenue.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to facilitate the installation of the steam, condensate, sewer and associated electrical work for this project.
Additional Information
Start Date 5/14/2017 Start Time   6pm
End Date 8/1/2017 End Time   6pm
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route   Cambus
Iowa City
Alternate Route The alternate route to Hillcrest will be through the east/west road.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Other Closure
Project Name Bowen Science Building - Modernize Building Systems
Location BSB Loading Dock. All three parking spaces in this loading dock will be out of service for the duration of this notice.
Reason For Closure The 0548201 project needs to take over these three parking spaces for steel and equipment lay down space. The steel and equipment will be placed on the roof of BSB.
Additional Information There will be fencing and flashing cones blocking off the parking spaces.
Start Date 4/24/2017 Start Time   0600
End Date 12/29/2017 End Time   1700
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route No alternate route is necessary for this outage.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic No alternate accessible route is required for this outage.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Sidewalk Closure
Project Name Parking Lots and Ramps - Arts Campus Parking Reconfiguration - Phase 2
Location New parking lot to be constructed east of existing Lot 55
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to construct new parking lot.
Additional Information Closure affects sidewalk only. Streets and parking lots to remain open.
Start Date 4/11/2017 Start Time   7:00AM
End Date 8/14/2017 End Time   4:30PM
Traffic Control Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route Alternate sidewalk route is located on the east side of North Riverside Drive.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Sidewalk Closure
Project Name UDS- Reconstruct Currier Steam Tunnel at Burge Hall
Location T. Anne Cleary Walkway between Chemistry Building and Blank Honors Center.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary to allow for tunnel reconstruction and associated utility work.
Additional Information Walkways and routes will be revised near the intersection of Bloomington and Capitol Streets as the project progresses. The main route will remain intact.
Start Date 5/8/2017 Start Time   am
End Date 7/28/2017 End Time   pm
Traffic Control No Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route Pedestrians will be routed around the East side of Blank Honors building with detour signage.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic Same as alternate route.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan
Contact 319-335-5500
 
Sidewalk Closure
Project Name Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences-South Annex Addition
Location The west sidewalk from the south corner of Burlington Street and Capitol Street running north to the north corner of Washington Street and Capitol will be closed to pedestrian traffic.
Reason For Closure The closure is necessary for the new South Annex Addition to the Seamans Center
Additional Information Pedestrian traffic signage will be posted.
Start Date 1/11/2016 Start Time  
End Date 9/4/2017 End Time   
Traffic Control Yes Affected Bus Route  
Alternate Route The northeast and west entrances of SC will remain open. Pedestrians should use the east sidewalk.
Accessible Route accessibility graphic The northeast and west entrances of SC will remain open. Pedestrians should use the east sidewalk.
Map https://maps.facilities.uiowa.edu/flexviewer/closures
Traffic Control Plan View
Contact 319-335-5500