Annual Permeable Alleys

Beginning, Monday, September 20th, 2021 the contractor will begin reconstruction of the alley from 9th Street to 10th Street between Main Street and State Street. In order for the contractor to begin, an alley closure will be required. The closure will be in effect for four (4) to six (6) weeks, depending on the weather. Below, you will find a map with the closure area highlighted. Please have all necessary vehicles removed from garages and driveways that are adjacent to the alley. On-street parking will be available.

For safety's sake, please stay away from the construction area. Heavy equipment will be moving back and forth on the closed street. It would be advisable to stay behind the sidewalk on the property side during the reconstruction work.

Trees, bushes, and plants will be in conflict with the construction work. Some trees or bushes will be removed, and some may only require the overhanging branches to be trimmed. This includes trees and bushes planted on private property that have encroached into the alley right-of-way.

Before construction, any landscape plantings, ornamental items, or other personalized items within the right-of-way and up to within one foot of the right-of-way are the property owner’s responsibility and should be removed prior to construction. 

Once the alley is completed, the City will be responsible for any future maintenance, repair, and replacement. However, the following steps should be taken by homeowners during shoveling or sweeping:

  • Shovel or plow the pavers just like a regular concrete street or sidewalk.
  • Do not add sand for traction on or near the paver surface, this will clog the pavement.
  • Do not pour any oil, antifreeze, or other harmful materials onto the surface. 
  • Sweep the surface or use a leaf blower to remove debris.
  • If you have any questions or see any one illegally pouring materials onto the alley, please call 319-268-5161.

If you want to receive road closure notices by e-mail, visit and follow the instructions for road construction as shown.

 If you have any questions or concerns during the course of construction, you may contact Brett Armstrong by phone: 319-268-5161, fax: 319-268-5197, or e-mail:

Closure 9th-10th Alley