Major Disruptions on Penn Street Expected on June 13 Due to House Move

The century-old George House, currently located at 10 Jaro Way off of North Front Street, is scheduled to move on Tuesday, June 13, starting at 9 a.m. and will disrupt travel around its route along Front and Penn streets, including access to and from Interstate 380 at Penn Street. The travel disruption along the home’s route through North Liberty is expected to last until 12 p.m.

Additionally, the traffic signals at Penn Street and Jones Boulevard will be taken down in advance, starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, and the intersection will close at that time to north and southbound traffic. Drivers will be directed to use 240th Street and Liberty Way detours around this intersection until the signals are reinstalled and the intersection reopens later Tuesday afternoon, June 13.

For Goodwin House Moving to transport the house, crews will have to move traffic signals, close intersections and the interstate interchange at Penn Street. Drivers should expect significant delays and find alternative routes between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Public safety will prioritize emergency vehicle access throughout the route.

The house move, which the city has issued a permit for as required by code, is paid for with private funds. The house’s destination is Oxford, Iowa.

The Ranshaw House lawn, at 515 Community Drive, is available for those who would like to watch the house move. The George House is expected to be near the Ranshaw House by 10 a.m. Parking is available at the Community Center, 520 W. Cherry St., but biking and walking is encouraged.

This map from Johnson County offers the full route.

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