Installation of bridge span requires lane, road closures

overhead shot of pedestrian bridge

Aerial view of the East Gateway Bridge and Jack Trice Stadium. Photo courtesy of ISU athletics communications.

Planned closures (weather dependent)

One lane each direction: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday, June 27-Friday, July 22

Road: 7 p.m.-7 a.m. June 28-July 1

Construction crews are ready to install the gateway bridge span over University Boulevard, which will require traffic lane restrictions and overnight road closures. The $10 million bridge project will provide a safe pedestrian route between Jack Trice Stadium and game-day parking areas east of the stadium.

Starting Monday, June 27, for approximately four weeks, University Boulevard traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction.

The road will be closed overnight Tuesday through Friday nights, June 28-July 1, with a designated detour in place. Overnight traffic will be routed around the west side of the stadium using South Fourth Street, Beach Avenue and Mortensen Road. Motorists traveling north on University Boulevard will be able to access South 16th Street during the overnight closures.

The athletics department is paying for the quarter-mile long, elevated walkway with donor funds. Facilities planning and management expects it will be completed in late July and in use for Iowa State's first home football game on Sept. 3. The project also includes a walkway outside the northeast corner of the stadium to connect the north plaza area and promote year-round use of the bridge, and fencing along the west side of University Boulevard.

crane lifts walkway section into place

A Henkel Construction team places concrete sections of a walkway outside the Jack Trice Stadium that connects the pedestrian bridge to the plaza north of the stadium. Photos by Christopher Gannon.

Walkway and east end of the pedestrian bridge

The northeast walkway as it approaches the pedestrian bridge outside the east concourse of Jack Trice Stadium.