Changing traffic conditions on U.S. 218 near Janesville begin June 11
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – June 8, 2012 – UPDATE – Road construction work on U.S. 218 near Janesville will require shifting all northbound traffic onto one of the newly constructed lanes beginning mid-morning Monday, June 11, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
At Marquis Road/Seventh Street, the new northbound lanes will be 320 feet east of the existing southbound lanes. This area will operate as two separate intersections, each with traffic signal systems that are independent from one another. Motorists are reminded to watch for and obey the traffic signals at both of these intersections.
During this new stage of construction, northbound U.S. 218 traffic will not be able to turn west into Janesville at Bremer County Road C-50/Barrick Road. However, southbound U.S. 218 traffic will still have access to Janesville at Bremer County Road C-50/Barrick Road. The traffic signals at Bremer County Road C-50/Barrick Road will also be removed. See map for additional information about this project.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles and wear seat belts.
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