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CONTACT: STEVE MARAVETZ
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-8037; fax (319) 335-8034
e-mail: steve-maravetz@uiowa.edu

Release: Immediate

Highway 6 to be closed Wednesday, Aug. 5

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Weather permitting, on Wednesday, Aug. 5, Highway 6 near the Woolf Avenue bridge and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center will be closed to all traffic for construction work on the new bridge. The highway will be closed from approximately 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

While the highway is closed, traffic will be rerouted onto Hawkins Drive, Melrose Avenue, Byington Road (eastbound), South Grand Avenue (westbound) or Riverside Drive (Highway 6).

Within a day or two of this closing (weather permitting), Highway 6 will be closed for two days while the concrete for the bridge is poured and allowed to set. The exact date of this closing has not yet been set.

8/3/98