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University of Iowa News Release

May 20, 2005

New Emergency Treatment Center Route At UI Hospitals And Clinics Opens Monday

Beginning Monday, May 23, ambulance drivers and individuals approaching University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics eastbound on Melrose Avenue will need to use an alternate route to access the Emergency Treatment Center (ETC).   

Eastbound emergency traffic on Melrose Avenue will be routed through Grand Avenue Court to access Grand Avenue and continue toward the ETC. This is necessary due to road construction on South Grand Avenue, which will limit traffic to one lane southbound until mid-August. Signs are posted along both Melrose Avenue and Grand Avenue to help direct drivers.

Grand Avenue Court, currently not open to through traffic, will be temporarily re-opened during this construction period.

Upon leaving the Emergency Treatment Center, drivers will continue to be able to turn westbound onto Grand Avenue to access Riverside Drive. 

Questions can be directed to Dave Walz at

Construction updates remain available online at

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at

STORY SOURCE: Joint Office for Marketing and Communications, University of Iowa Health Care, 200 Hawkins Drive, Room E110 GH, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1009

MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,