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Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.


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BLAIRS FERRY ROAD NE LANE REDUCTION

Cedar RapidsCEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Effective Monday, October 21, 2019, westbound traffic on Blairs Ferry Road NE will be reduced to one lane between North Pine Drive and Fountains Drive in connection with the City of Hiawatha’s 18th Avenue pavement improvements project . Work is expected to take two (2) weeks, weather permitting. Contact the City of Hiawatha at 319-393-1515 for more information.


Traffic Alert - Melrose Avenue

IOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, October 21, 2019, Melrose Avenue / IWV Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic from Hwy 218 to Hebl Avenue during daylight hours.  This will be a moving operation along this stretch of roadway to facilitate soil boring testing for an upcoming project.  Flaggers will be on site directing traffic through the area.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, October 25th.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may occur.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Four bus routes to detour due to lane closures on Madison Street effective Monday, October 21, 2019

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Effective Monday, October 21, 2019, the Oakcrest, Westport Plaza, Broadway and Cross Park routes will detour outbound from the transit interchange using Capitol Street to Burlington Street due lane closures south bound on Madison Street for work on the Stanley Museum of Art project. The affected routes will not service the bus stops located at Washington Street and Madison Street (stop 7082) and at UI Main Library (stop 7082) while construction is ongoing. Customers who normally catch the affected routes at these stops should catch their bus at the transit interchange as an alternate. Normal service is anticipated to resume effective Monday, November 18, 2019.


Learn to crochet with Parks and Recreation classes

A crocheted duck is shown.

 

Phil Tyne, an instructor with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department, is offering crochet classes for youth (ages 10 and up) and adults. Three workshops are planned. All tools and materials are included in the fee.

Stuffed Animal Spheres: After learning some basic crochet stitches, learn how to crochet a ball and add arms, legs, and other features to make a cute animal! Class: 10:30 a.m. to noon, Saturdays, Nov. 2, 9, and 16. Cost: $10 for the three-day workshop.

Hats and Scarves: Learn how to make basic crochet stitches to end up with a complete hat or scarf; or maybe even both! Class: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Cost: $10.00 for the three-day workshop.

Crochet Monsters: Crochet adorable little monsters to keep or give a way! Basic crochet knowledge or completion of Stuffed Animal Spheres required. Class: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. Cost: $10 for the three-day workshop.

Register online or in person at the Robert A Lee Community Recreation Center and the Mercer Parks Aquatics Center.

For more information, contact Joyce Carroll at joyce-carroll@iowa-city.org 319-356-5223.


Traffic Alert - Newton Road

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Newton Road will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic from Elliot Drive east to Woolf Avenue. In addition, beginning on Monday, October 28, 2019, Newton Road will be closed from Elliot Drive west to US Highway 6.  This closure and lane reduction are necessary to facilitate pavement repairs and asphalt resurfacing.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Thursday, November 7th.

Motorists are to take note of this work and seek an alternate route during this time period.  As always, caution should be exercised when traveling in construction areas.

For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit www.icgov.org/travelalerts


Traffic Alert - Washington Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Monday, October 21, 2019, Washington Street will be reduced to one of alternating traffic between Gilbert Street and Van Buren Street to facilitate street pavement repairs.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Thursday, October 24th.

Motorists are 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