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Video Update: Climate Crisis Declaration, Monarch Festival, and more

Iowa City Update is a weekly video featuring City of Iowa City projects, programs and events. Topics this week include details on updated goals for the City’s Climate Action Plan, the Iowa City Monarch Festival, and more. Click the image below to watch Iowa City Update.


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Climate Crisis Declaration

With the declaration of a climate crisis, learn about the City’s new targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and how you can help reach those community goals.

Mormon Trek Boulevard Lane Conversion

Boosted by a half million dollar safety grant, watch to see how this lane conversion project will help improve one of Iowa City’s highest collision corridors.

Clinton Street Bike Lanes

Whether you’re a driver, bicyclist, or both, attend a free presentation & discussion about how to safely travel on Clinton Street with its recently added bike lanes.

Iowa City Latino Festival

Head downtown this weekend to celebrate diversity and inclusion through dance, music, food, and much more.

Iowa City Monarch Festival

Through fun activities and exhibits, learn how you can help Monarchs thrive in our community after two decades of population decline for this vibrant butterfly species.

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News – City of North Liberty - August 16, 2019

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.
 
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We’re All Getting Ready for the Start of School — and a Brand-new School

The start of the school year is just around the corner, with ICCSD schools beginning Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, and CCA schools beginning Monday, Aug. 26, 2019. City staff, school districts and families are all getting ready for the new year. Many will be dropping kindergartners off for the first time, attending a brand-new school and otherwise…

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Name That Dog Park

North Liberty expects to open its first dog park in summer 2020, and it needs a name. Located at 980 North Liberty Road, the park will offer space for well-behaved, licensed and vaccinated dogs of all kinds to run and play. It will also offer dogs a great place to socialize their well-behaved and vaccinated…

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Traffic Alert - William Street and Bradford Drive

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Monday August 19, 2019, William Street will be closed to traffic north of its intersection with Bradford Drive.  In addition, Bradford Drive will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Arthur Street and Louise Street.  Access to residences will be maintained.  The closure and lane reduction will facilitate street pavement repair work.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Wednesday, August 21st

Motorists are encouraged to take note of this work and seek an alternate route or 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, visit www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Traffic Alert - Market Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Monday August 26, 2019, Market Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Dubuque Street and the T Anne Cleary Walkway to facilitate landscape work at the Old Brick building.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, September 13th.

Motorists are encouraged to take note of this lane reduction and 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, visit www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Road Closure - Prentiss Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Monday August 19, 2019, Prentiss Street will be closed to traffic between Linn Street and Dubuque Street to facilitate the installation of a water service line in the area.  Access to residences will be maintained.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Wednesday, August 21st.

Motorists are encouraged to take note of this closure 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, visit www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Traffic Alert - Muscatine Avenue

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Monday August 19, 2019, Muscatine Avenue will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic between Scott Boulevard and Juniper Drive to facilitate street pavement repair work.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, August 23rd.

Motorists are encouraged to allow extra travel time during this time period 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, visit www.icgov.org/travelalerts


EDGEWOOD ROAD NW/NE LANE REDUCTION

Cedar RapidsCEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Effective Monday, August 19, 2019, northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane on Edgewood Road between Ellis Boulevard NW and Glass Road NE for river erosion improvements.  Work is expected to take approximately six (6) weeks, weather permitting.


Registration for fall Parks and Recreation activities now open

IOWA CITY -- Registration is now open for fall activities as part of the Parks and Recreation Fall Activity Guide.

All registrations can be done online through the City's website. The fall activity guide can also be found online. Hardcopies of the fall activity guide be found at several Iowa City locations:

  • Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center, 220 South Gilbert Street
  • Mercer Aquatic Center/Scanlon Gymnasium, 2701 Bradford Drive
  • Iowa City Public Library, 123 South Linn Street
  • Iowa City City Hall, 410 E. Washington Street.

For more information, visit the Parks and Recreation website.