HAMPTON, Iowa – Oct. 11, 2012 – The new U.S. 218 interchange with Bremer County
Road C-50/Barrick Road, including the roundabout terminals, is now expected to
be fully open to traffic on Friday, Oct. 12, weather permitting, according to
the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Originally,
the interchange was set to open today.
the new interchange has opened, the temporary traffic signals on U.S 218 will
be removed and the intersection of U.S. 218 and Marquis Road/Seventh Street
will be permanently closed. The U.S. 218 frontage road (Wildcat Road) will be
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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