University Of Iowa To Take Down Flood Barriers
by Associated Press
June 29, 2013 9:32 PM
The University of Iowa will soon begin taking down flood barriers surrounding campus buildings.
The university announced the decision Friday, saying the threat of further flooding has diminished.
The university is taking bids on a project to remove the flood barriers, make repairs to sidewalks and pedestrian walkways and landscape the areas of campus affected by the barriers. The university already has a contract in place to remove the floodwall that was built around Art Building West.
The university estimates that the cleanup and restoration process will cost $2.3 million, including $1.25 million to remove barriers and sandbags across campus and another $1 million to restore sidewalks and other areas that were turned into construction zones.