MANCHESTER, Iowa – April 1, 2013 – Construction at the Dubuque Street interchange with Interstate 80 (exit 244) in Iowa City will begin Thursday, April 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office. This project is a continuation of work that began in fall 2012.
The westbound I-80 exit ramp to Dubuque Street will be reconstructed directly across from the westbound I-80 entrance ramp with turning lanes on Dubuque Street. Traffic signals will be installed to Dubuque Street to better manage traffic.
Beginning Monday, April 8, the left-turn lane from the eastbound I-80 exit ramp to northbound Dubuque Street will be closed. The detour route will require eastbound I-80 exiting traffic traveling north to continue on I-80 to Dodge Street, and then return to Dubuque Street on westbound I-80. Southbound traffic on Dubuque Street will not be allowed to turn left to the eastbound I-80 entrance ramp. These closures are expected to last throughout the month of April.
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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