Iowa DOT News Release

Southeast Delaware Avenue/Northeast 22nd Street over I-80 near Ankeny to close June 19 #iatraffic

Posted on: June 13, 2017

GRIMES, Iowa – June 13, 2017 – A bridge construction project on Southeast Delaware Avenue/Northeast 22nd Street over Interstate 80 near Ankeny requires closing the roadway to traffic in each direction starting at 9 a.m. Monday, June 19, until late December 2017, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office.

During construction, motorists will be detoured around the work zone by using Northeast 54th Avenue, U.S. 69, and Northeast Broadway Avenue/Northeast 46th Avenue.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the 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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Contact: Jesse Tibodeau at 515-986-2852 or

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