NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – April 3, 2013 – As part of the project to reconstruct the northbound lanes of Interstate 380, the outside shoulders will be closed in both directions from the east interchange of I-380 and U.S. 20 (exit 66) to the west interchange of I-380 and U.S. 20 (exit 71) to place temporary lighting on Thursday evening, April 4, and Sunday evening, April 7, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
Once the temporary lighting is in place, the inside lanes in both directions will be closed and work will begin to build median crossovers. This closure will begin on the morning of Monday, April 8. The inside lane closures will be in place for up to six weeks.
At times, the outside shoulder closures and inside lane closures are likely to result in slow-moving traffic, traffic delays and congestion, especially during peak daytime hours when motorists are advised to take alternate routes to avoid traffic delays.
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.
The Iowa DOT has developed a website at www.iowadot.gov/i380/ to provide ongoing information related to the I-380 revitalization project. The site includes project details, corridor facts, a project timeline, emergency detour routes, and photos of the project area and construction activities. Information about the I-380 project is also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IowaDOTI380.
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