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University of Iowa News Release

May 12, 2005

Northbound S. Grand Near Field House Closed To Traffic Through Mid-August

A construction project on the University of Iowa campus will close the northbound lane of a portion of S. Grand Avenue between the Field House and Melrose Avenue, May 16 through mid-August. Southbound traffic will not be affected. Construction will be completed by mid-August and open for traffic before the resumption of classes for fall semester.

During construction, traffic for the UIHC Emergency Room, Pharmacy Building, West Campus Residence Halls and the Field House will be detoured east to Byington Road and then north on Grand Avenue. 

This project is a joint project between the City of Iowa City, the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Transportation. It will provide turning lanes for traffic into the new Melrose Parking Facility and turning lanes for traffic onto Melrose. 

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500.

CONTACTS: Media: Charles S. Drum, 319-384-0048,; Program: Bob Brooks, 319-335-3671,