NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – May 30, 2014 – The next phase of road construction work on southbound Interstate 380 and U.S. 218 near Evansdale will require restricting traffic from two lanes to one lane on the ramp from southbound I-380/U.S. 218 to southbound I-380 and east- and westbound U.S. 20 beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
Motorists should be alert for the possibility of slow or stopped traffic when approaching this area. To avoid congestion, the Iowa DOT advises drivers to consider alternate routes. There will be a 16-foot width lane restriction in the open lane.
Iowa DOT’s construction project website, www.iowadot.gov/travel.html#/highwayconstruction, includes more complete information on major construction projects that will affect travelers across Iowa this construction season, including specific project details, project detours and traffic impacts, costs, schedules, construction updates, contact information, and an interactive map that includes current projects on Iowa’s interstate and state highways.
More information about the I-380 project is also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IowaDOTI380.
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.
For the latest traveler information anytime, visit www.511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at www.iowadot.com/511/socialmedia.html); or download the free app to your mobile device.
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