Travelers alerted to traffic changes while UI residence hall students move in

An estimated 4,000 University of Iowa students will move into residence halls Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18, creating changes in traffic flow and access around the main residence halls.

An initial rush will begin Monday, Aug. 15, when the doors open for all students to move in that day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. This move in will be similar to past years with traffic guards and one-way traffic around the Grand Avenue halls. On Tuesday, Aug. 16, UI officials expect less traffic with only a few hundred students arriving, most of whom are moving into Daum for an Honors Program workshop.

On the east side, Clinton Street will be closed to one-way traffic going south from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 17 and 18, beginning at the corner of Church and Dubuque streets and continuing on Clinton Street until Bloomington. The west side will be through traffic, and the east side will be for those who are unloading. All the meters on Clinton Street will be blocked these two days as well. On the westside, the UI will also have traffic similar to Monday but will hood the meters so no one can park there all Wednesday and Thursday, the area will be unloading only.

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