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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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Traffic Alert - Washington Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on April 1, 2020, west bound Washington Street, between Gilbert Street and Van Buren Street, will be closed to through traffic.  This lane closure will facilitate pavement replacement associated with the Gilbert Street Intersection Improvements Project.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, April 10th.     

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

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


Traffic Alert - Melrose Avenue and Olive Court

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, lanes of traffic will be shifted on Melrose Avenue near its intersection with Olive Court, and access to Olive Court will be closed.  Access to Olive Court will be available from Leamer Court.  Additionally, sidewalk on  the south side of the Olive Court intersection will be closed for reconstruction, and pedestrians will need to use the north sidewalk along Melrose Avenue.

This change in traffic will facilitate underground utility work and reconstruction of the Olive Court intersection with Melrose Avenue.  It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Monday, April 27th.

Motorists and pedestrians are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may be possible.  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


News – City of North Liberty - March 31, 2020

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.
 
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A Physically Separated Egg Hunt

We were saddened we had to cancel our annual Easter egg hunt (#socialdistancing), but had to make sure safety was a top priority. Since we all couldn’t meet for a morning of fun, we have come up with an alternative Easter egg hunt. First: download an egg from below, print it and color it (there…

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Public Comment Requested on 175 South Jones Blvd. Proposed Rezoning

On April 7, 2020, at 6:30 p.m., the the City of North Liberty Planning & Zoning Commission will consider a zoning map amendment, or rezoning, for the property located at 175 South Jones Boulevard. The developer, Harvest Estates, LLC, has indicated that the proposed development would be a senior living cooperative with 30 detached single-family homes. The formal…

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Spring Leaf Vacuum Collection Starts April 6

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Starting Monday, April 6, the Cedar Rapids Solid Waste and Recycling division will begin operating leaf vacuum trucks. The trucks are scheduled to run through Friday, May 1, barring any COVID-19-related scheduling constraints. Residents can expect leaf collection on their regular garbage day unless the trucks are slowed by weather or volume. If service is slowed by weather or volume, the division will strive to reach any missed properties the next day.

Residents should place leaves and other lawn rakings in long rows on the grass or parking area beside the street for collection. Leaves must be kept out of the street and away from obstacles like mailboxes, signs, poles and trees. Customers are advised NOT to rake leaves into the street.

Loose leaf vacuum operation helps keep the storm sewer system clear from clogs and backups and cleans our waterways. Leaf collection also assists in debris removal, ensuring safe streets for vehicles/motorcycles and bikes.

The vacuum truck will not collect leaves from alleys. Leaf piles should be free from brush and debris. Sticks and twigs can be placed in the YARDY cart for collection and litter should be bagged and placed in your garbage can. Please do not park cars in front of leaf piles; the truck will not be able to collect the leaves. Leaf bags will not be collected due to COVID-19 precautions. YARDY carts continue to be collected at this time.

  1. Why are leaf vacuum trucks running during the COVID-19 outbreak?
    A. Operating loose leaf vacuum trucks keeps leaves out the street, reducing the number of leaves swept into the storm sewer and the likelihood of street flooding due to plugged drains. The program helps improve water quality in our streams and river. When large numbers of leaves enter the storm sewer, the nutrients from decaying leaves overwhelm and choke out aquatic life. Leaf vacuum collection also assists in debris removal from streets, ensuring safe passage for vehicles/motorcycles and bicycles.

For more information about the Solid Waste & Recycling Division’s yard waste collection program, visit CityofCR.com/leaf or call (319) 286-5897. Sign up for text and email alerts about garbage and recycling at CRNewsNow.com.


Shooting Incident in 1700 Block of 4th Avenue SE Monday Night

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Police responded to the report of shots fired in the area of 4th Avenue and 18th Street SE at 10:19 p.m. Monday, March 30.  Officers arrived on scene and found a vehicle had been struck in the 1700 block of 4th Avenue SE.

While on scene, officers were notified that a 23-year old female had presented at the emergency room of UnityPoint-St. Luke’s Hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the lower body.  The victim was dropped off at the hospital by private vehicle.

There is an ongoing investigation into the incident.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Cedar Rapids Police at (319) 286-5491 or Linn County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CS-CRIME.

Disclaimer:  Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Landfill announces temporary Saturday closure for commercial waste haulers and contractors

The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center has been closed to the general public since Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Despite this closure, it has remained open to commercial waste haulers and contractors.

Landfill hours of operation for Commercial Waste Haulers and Contractors

Beginning Saturday, April 4, the Landfill will also be closed on Saturdays for ALL customers, including commercial haulers and contractors, until further notice. Monday through Friday hours will continue normally (7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) for commercial waste haulers and contractors only.


Worker safety

In an effort to keep our garbage and recycling workers safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, the City urges residents to limit the number of bags that workers must handle directly.

Here's how you can help:

  • The Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, like other area landfills, is closed to the public, so we know it is particularly difficult to find a place to dispose of items right now. Please delay any spring cleaning, if possible, and only dispose of essential garbage at this time.
  • Remember that many items can be recycled or composted through our curbside service. Find out what to put in your different carts on our website www.icgov.org/recycle and www.cgov.org/organics.   
  • If you do have an extra bag of trash, place it on top of your garbage container with the extra garbage sticker visible to the driver. If you absolutely need to dispose of more than one extra bag, please set it on the ground beside your cart.
  • Make sure all your garbage bags are sealed and completely closed. The extra garbage sticker requirement remains enforced. This limits the need for collection workers to handle extra bags.

Thanks for your help in keeping these services running by keeping our essential staff healthy

Visit www.icgov.org/landfill for more information or contact Jen Jordan, Resource Management Superintendent, at 319-887-6160 or jennifer-jordan@iowa-city.org.


For all Iowa City COVID-19 news, updates and resources, visit our web page at icgov.org/Coronavirus


Traffic Alert - Market Street

Iowa CityIOWA CITY -- Weather permitting, beginning on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, Market Street will be reduced to one lane of traffic from Gilbert Street to Linn Street. This lane reduction will facilitate curb and gutter repair work. It is anticipated that normal traffic will resume by Friday, April 3rd.

Motorists are to take note of this work and allow extra travel time as delays may be possible. 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


News – City of North Liberty - March 30, 2020

North Liberty is a growing, thriving and young community. Proud to be a family-friendly small town in the heart of Iowa.
 
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Recreation Summer Camp and Facility Rental Registration Starts April 1

Registration for Recreation Department summer camps and facility rentals from May through August is set to open at 6 a.m. on April 1. Due to COVID-19-related closures and social distancing measures, the department will not accept in-person registration. Online registration is preferred at northliberty.recdesk.com. For those without internet access, limited staff will be available for…

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Curbside Leaf Collection Scheduled for April

fall leaves on the ground

Spring leaf collection is scheduled to start April 1, 2020 and run through April 30 Leaves will be collected curbside if at the curb by 7 a.m. that Friday. To have your leaves collected, rake them within two feet of the public street by 7 a.m. on each Monday. Crews will collect them by Friday. Please…

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