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Chilled water project closes part of intersection at Jefferson and Clinton
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- A University of Iowa construction project will close
part of the intersection of Jefferson and Clinton streets beginning Wednesday,
Jan. 15, and continuing for about seven days, weather permitting.
The project, which began last month, involves laying pipe beneath Jefferson
Street and Dubuque Street to extend the University's chilled water system
to provide air-conditioning to a new building and restore air conditioning
to an existing university building.
With this new phase of construction, Jefferson Street will remain one lane
east-bound from the Anne Cleary Walkway through the Clinton Street intersection.
At the intersection with Jefferson, Clinton Street will be reduced to one
lane of traffic north-bound and one lane south-bound.
The project is designed to provide chilled water for a new building that will
expand space for the department of biological sciences. That building, which
will be located northeast of Dubuque St. and Iowa Ave., is in the planning
stages, with construction anticipated to begin late next summer. However,
the chilled water project's schedule has been advanced to restore air conditioning
to the existing Biology Building, where air conditioning equipment failed
earlier this year. Linking that building to the University's chilled water
system was deemed more cost effective than repairing or replacing the failed