Evashevski Drive

Evashevski Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between Lot 43N Drive and Hawkins Drive.

Hawkins Drive 

For the safety of our fans, the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will be closing Hawkins Drive, directly east of Kinnick Stadium (from Evashevski Drive to Melrose Avenue) to vehicular traffic two and a half hours prior to kick-off until two hours post-game.

Vehicles wanting access to University parking lots and ramps east of Hawkins Drive (14, 49, Ramp 4) and private residences on and south of Melrose Avenue must approach from Melrose Avenue (eastbound) or from Riverside Drive and up Grand Avenue (westbound).

Charter buses parking on Hawkins Drive and vehicles entering Ramp 3 must enter Hawkins Drive from the north after closure begins (two and a half hours prior to kick-off)

Melrose Avenue

Melrose Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic (westbound) between Hawkins Drive and Evashevski Drive approximately one hour before game time. Post-game traffic on Melrose Avenue will be two lanes westbound, starting from Evashevski Drive and continuing to US-218.  All post-game traffic east of Evashevski Drive will be forced eastbound toward Riverside Drive.


Hospital Access

Best option: Most patients and all hospital visitors should follow Hawkins Drive from the north/Coralville. This will get you to Parking Ramps 1 and 2 and to the Main Entrance

Emergency patients: Follow Grand Ave. from the east and take a right at the roundabout. 

Labor and Delivery patients:The best entry is the John Pappajohn Pavilion South Entrance. Follow Grand Ave. from the east and take a left at the roundabout, then an immediate right onto For The Kids Way. Labor and Delivery patients may be dropped off at this entrance, and the security guard can tell the driver where the best parking is.

Restricted roads 

  • Hawkins Drive along Kinnick Stadium and For The Kids Way will be closed to non-emergency traffic from about 2.5 hours before kickoff until 2 hours after the game ends.

  • Melrose Ave. will be closed to non-emergency traffic 1 hour before kickoff and open shortly after the game ends.

·      Emergency vehicles (both ambulances and individual cars) will be let through the security checkpoints to get to the hospital. Let them know you are having an emergency or need to get to the hospital. 


Non-emergency traffic should park in Parking Ramps 1 or 2. These are for patients and hospital visitors only (no football fans). 

More tips

  • Avoid Melrose Ave. especially during the hours before the game.

  • If possible, come to the hospital after the game starts.

  • After the game, traffic on Hawkins Drive and Dubuque Street is northbound only, and Melrose Ave. is westbound only. Avoid coming in on those roads within an hour after the game.

  • Visitors should enter the hospital through the Main Entrance, as all other entrances will be locked for safety. However, entrances to the Emergency Department and Labor and Delivery (Pappajohn Pavilion South Entrance) will be staffed by security who will allow you to enter if needed.

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More information

For a full hospital map and to learn more about parking, visit

Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., call:

  • UI Parking and Transportation: 319-335-1475 or

  • UI Health Care Concierge Services: 319-356-1900

After 5 p.m. and on weekends, call: 

  • UI Parking and Transportation: 319-335-8312