Aug. 27, 2008
Post-game parking, traffic plan seeks to smooth exit from parking lots
The University of Iowa will continue using a post-game traffic plan in an effort to smooth the exodus from parking lots in and around Kinnick Stadium following home football games this fall. The plan will be in effect for one hour after each game.
Patients and others who need access to UI Hospitals and Clinics during the hour after the game may use Hawkins Drive from Hwy. 6. People needing access to the hospital's Emergency Treatment Center should avoid Melrose Avenue and instead take Riverside Drive to Grand Avenue.
Three major exit routes from Kinnick Stadium are designed to move traffic quickly to Interstate 80 or to Hwy. 218:
--Vehicles parked west of Kinnick will be routed west on Melrose Avenue.
The plan also calls for pedestrian-only areas on the streets near Kinnick Stadium:
--Melrose Avenue will be completely closed to vehicles between Hawkins Drive and the entrance to west Kinnick parking lots.
Pedestrians headed to the downtown area should use the Grand Avenue pedestrian overpass since they will not be allowed to cross the street at Byington Road and Grand.
STORY SOURCE: University Relations, 101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1000
MEDIA CONTACT: Steve Parrott, 319-335-0552, 319-530-6972 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org.