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Sunset Street road construction to impact drivers and Transit stops beginning Monday, Aug. 21

Sunset Street detour map


Coral Ridge Avenue Crosswalk Repair Near Heartland Drive Intersection - Coralville

At 9:00 am, Monday, August 21, crosswalk repair will begin on southbound Coral Ridge Avenue immediately south of Heartland Drive. 

The repair will be completed in two phases and will require lane closures on southbound Coral Ridge Avenue and westbound Holiday Road for the duration of the repair. 

Semi-trailers on eastbound Heartland Drive will be prohibited from turning right onto Coral Ridge Avenue during both phases. Access to all businesses in the area will be maintained at all times. A pedestrian detour route will be signed that utilizes the pedestrian underpass tunnel located just north of this intersection. Work on both phases of the repair is expected to be complete on or before August 31.

Please direct questions to Assistant City Engineer Scott Larson at 319.248.1720 or

View map for lane closures during the first phase


Job seekers invited to attend Job and Resource Fair

Those looking for entry-level, permanent or temporary/seasonal employment should plan to attend a Job and Resource Fair.

The event will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.12, 2017, inside the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City.

The Job and Resource Fair is free and open to the community. RSVP to the Job & Resource Fair Facebook Event to let participating employers know you’ll be there, and to receive updates and reminders as the event approaches.  

Confirmed employers include:

  • City of Iowa City
  • Centro Incorporated
  • Target
  • Aerotek
  • REM Iowa
  • Discount Tire
  • Durham School Services
  • Iowa Workforce Development
  • Kelly Services
  • Remedy Staffing
  • Robert Half
  • Olive Garden
  • Iowa DOT
  • The ARC of Southeast Iowa
  • Pearson
  • University of Iowa
  • Johnson County
  • People Ready

Employers, it isn't too late for employers to participate. To secure a table at the event, employers must register online at, and pay a $30 registration fee.

This event is sponsored by the City of Iowa City, Iowa Works, Shelter House, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Successful Living.

For more information, contact City of Iowa City Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or

Related:  Corridor Area Jobs

Cedar River Trail Parking Lot Closure

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Starting next week, the Cedar River Trail parking lot just south of McCloud Place NE will be closed until approximately next spring, as neighboring construction takes place at the McCloud Bridge.  The Cedar River Trail remains open. Parking for the trail can be accessed to the north on Werner Avenue NE (off Center Point Road NE).  To view a map of trails and additional parking locations, visit:

Road Construction - Holt Avenue at Oakridge - Iowa City




Traffic Control for Heartland YFC Over the Edge

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Heartland Youth for Christ will be holding their Rappel For A Cause event Saturday, August 19, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following streets will be closed during the event:

  • 3rd Street SE from 4th Avenue SE to 5th Avenue SE

There will be parking restrictions on Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Please see the hosting organizations website for additional information:

Traffic Control for the Beer Nuts Beer Festival

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Benz Beverage Depot will be holding the Beer Nuts Beer Festival Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The following street will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for this event: 

  • 7th Avenue SE between 5th Street SE and 6th Street SE

Please see the Benz Beverage Depot website for additional information:

Traffic Control for the 2017 Downtown Farmers’ Market

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance will be holding The 2017 Downtown Farmer’s Market this Saturday, August 19, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. (set-up time 5:00 a.m.) and ending at Noon (tear down time 1:00 p.m.).  This year, the following streets will be utilized for the event:

  • 3rd Avenue SE from alley between 1st Street SE and 2nd Street SE to 6th Street SE
  • 2nd Street SE from 2nd Avenue SE to 4th Avenue SE
  • 3rd Street SE from 2nd Avenue SE to 4th Avenue SE
  • 5th Street SE from 2nd Avenue SE to 4th Avenue SE

A “No Parking/Tow Away” zone will be enforced on these streets from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. per Municipal Code Sections 61.094 and 61.094A. Guests of the market are encouraged to use the 4th Avenue, GTC, 5 Seasons or Convention Complex parking ramps located within a few blocks of the Market. For additional parking information, please visit Parking ramps are handicapped-accessible and market patrons with special needs are encouraged to use those areas.

Please see Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance for additional information.