Iowa DOT News Release

Lane closures at the north intersection of U.S. 18/U.S. 71 in Spencer scheduled for June 9 and 10 #iatraffic

Posted on: June 05, 2014

CHEROKEE, Iowa – June 5, 2014 – A pavement microsurfacing project at the north intersection of U.S. 18 and U.S. 71 in Spencer will require lane closures from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, June 9 and 10, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cherokee construction office.

Flaggers and a pilot car will assist traffic through the work zone during the lane closures.

Microsurfacing is a thin surface treatment (about ½ inch thick) used as a preventive maintenance tool to extend pavement life.

Iowa DOT’s construction project website,, has 2014 project details, including cost, schedules, planned detours, current status, start and completion dates, and more.

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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