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April 2019

Traffic Alert - Sunset Street

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, lanes of traffic will be shifted on Sunset Street near its intersection with Benton Street to facilitate the installation of fiber optic lines in the area.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Monday, May 6th.

Motorists are to allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Road Closure - Washington Street

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, eastbound Washington Street will be closed to traffic between Lucas Street and Governor Street.  This closure is necessary to facilitate pavement patching and asphalt resurfacing on Governor Street.  It is anticipated work will be completed and normal traffic will resume by late afternoon on May 1st

Motorists are to take note of this construction work and seek an alternate route during this time period.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Road Closure - Prairie du Chien Road

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning at 9:00 A.M on Thursday, May 2, 2019, Prairie du Chien Road will be closed to through traffic from St. Anne’s Drive to Kyle Drive to facilitate sanitary sewer work. A detour route will be posted utilizing Linder Road, N. Dubuque Street, Church Street and Highway 1.

It is anticipated that Prairie du Chien Road will re-open to traffic by the end of the day on Saturday, May 4th.  At that time, Prairie Du Chien Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Interstate 80 and St. Anne’s Drive.  Normal traffic is expected to resume by the end of the day Friday, May 10th.

Motorists are to take note of this work and seek an alternate route during this time period.  As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Annual water quality report now available online

The City of Iowa City has posted its latest water quality report, also known as the Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) to its website at www.icgov.org/ccreport. The 2018 report indicates that Iowa City drinking water far surpasses all federal and state drinking water quality standards.

Iowa City’s water supply is regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Since 1999, the EPA has required municipalities to report to its residents each year on the quality of its drinking water and include information on water sources and water treatment methods, as well as information on impurities that may have been present in the local drinking water. The EPA requires the monitoring of more than 80 drinking water impurities. 

In addition to the web version of the report, printed copies are available at City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.; the Water Plant, 80 Stephen Atkins Dr.; the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St.; and the Iowa City Senior Center, 28. S. Linn St. The report can also be requested by calling 319-356-5160.

For more information, contact the Water Office at 319-356-5160.


Video Update: Farmers Market, Family Bike Ride, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include the return of the Farmers Market, the Trueblood 100 Family Bike Ride, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


Iowa City Update


Iowa City Farmers Market

Get ready to shop local, as the Farmers Market returns for another season of fresh foods and handcrafted goods.

Willow Creek Park Improvements

Learn how this area park will be closed over the summer to allow for installation of a new playground, shelter, and restrooms.

Center Secrets

Don’t miss this opportunity to explore all the Center has to offer, including hundreds of diverse classes, programs, and activities.

Trueblood 100 Family Bike Ride

Get the entire family involved in this fun biking event at one of Iowa City’s most popular nature areas.

Water Quality Report

The 2018 Consumer Confidence Report is now available for the public to view, as we continue to provide clean, safe, and tasteful drinking water.

Iowa City Update - Your source for Iowa City news and information.