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Lane restrictions and on-ramp closures on westbound I-80 near Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) in West Des Moines begin 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 #iatraffic

August 29, 2014

CRESTON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2014 – Work to repair the bridge carrying westbound Interstate 80 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in West Des Moines will require lane restrictions and closure of the on-ramps to westbound I-80 at Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) beginning Friday, Sept. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office.

Traffic impact

  • Traffic on westbound I-80 near Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) will be restricted to one lane beginning 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 until Monday, Sept. 8. A 16-foot lane width restriction will be in place. The on-ramps to westbound I-80 will also be closed during construction. Traffic will be detoured to the 60th Street interchange.
  • Traffic on westbound I-80 near Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) will be restricted to one lane beginning 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12 until Monday, Sept. 15. A 16-foot-6-inch lane width restriction will be in place. The on-ramps to westbound I-80 will also be closed during construction. Traffic will be detoured to the 60th Street interchange.
  • Traffic on westbound I-80 near Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) will be restricted to one lane due to nighttime construction work beginning 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 until Monday, Sept. 22. A 13-foot-6-inch lane width restriction will be in place. The on-ramps to westbound I-80 will also be closed during construction. Traffic will be detoured to the 60th Street interchange.

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. This site includes 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.

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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Contact: Scott Nixon at 641-782-4518 or scott.nixon@dot.iowa.gov

 


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