Aug. 31, 2010
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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Fans travelling to home games of the nationally ranked University of Iowa should experience few game-day traffic delays triggered by road construction on their way to historic Kinnick Stadium this fall. There are just two routes into the UI campus that will be impacted on-going construction.
Fans who routinely exit Interstate 80 at Hayden Fry Way (First Avenue) in Coralville should note that construction of a new bridge over Clear Creek just two blocks north of the intersection of US Highway 6 and Hayden Fry Way – the corner that includes the UI Softball Complex – will likely result in some delay to traffic both before and after the game.
This project is expected to be completed after the football season is completed.
Fans should also note that construction on Interstate 80 near Exit 244 (Dubuque Street) has limited the width of eastbound and westbound lanes. The Iowa Department of Transportation indicates that the roadway is reduced to two lanes and that there is occasional night time work that reduces traffic to one lane in either direction.
This project is expected to be completed in late October.
Additional information and greater detail on construction in greater eastern Iowa is available at the IDOT’s official world wide web site, 511ia.org.
Fans of the Hawkeyes who do not have season parking placards are reminded that the overwhelming majority of parking spaces available in University parking lots adjacent to or near historic Kinnick Stadium are reserved. Fans should consult uifootballparking.com for a comprehensive review of game-day parking options.
Fans are also reminded that they can eliminate all hassles of game-day parking by riding the Hawkeye Express to and from Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeye Express is a train that will begin service to Kinnick three hours before Iowa’s 11 a.m. games, and four hours before the Hawkeyes’ 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. games this season. Post-game service begins at the start of the fourth quarter and continues for two hours after the end of each game.
Fans board the Hawkeye Express at the depot near the Comfort Suites on U.S. Highway 6 near CoralRidge Mall. Round trip tickets cost $10 for adults. Children age 12 and under ride for free. Free parking is available in lots near the Comfort Suites and ihop restaurant, and at CoralRidge Mall.
Fans of the Hawkeyes are also reminded to review the Kinnick Stadium policies and procedures guide that all season ticket holders received in the mail recently. That information is available online by clicking HERE. A link to details about the UI’s “Think Before You Drink” initiative is also one click away from that page.