Despite public backlash, Iowa City road could soon transition from four lanes to three

A busy Iowa City road will lose some lanes in the near future. The city says this will help keep traffic moving, but not everyone agrees.

Mormon Trek Blvd., one of the main roads going north/south in Iowa City, and the changes would start near the intersection of Mormon Trek Blvd. and Highway 1, ending at the intersection of Mormon Trek Blvd. and Melrose Ave.

The city has already allocated the $1.5 million for the project; $1 million is already dedicated in Iowa City’s fiscal budget, but $500,000 will come through a safety grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Despite some city engineers saying the project is basically a done deal, it has not stopped a handful of Iowa City residents to write their council members in an effort to change their minds at the last minute.