Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic pattern to change on U.S. 75 north of Merrill Sept. 28 #iatraffic

Posted on: September 27, 2017

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sept. 27, 2017 – Traffic on U.S. 75 between Merrill and Plymouth County Road C-38 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes of southbound U.S. 75 and placed in a head-to-head traffic pattern beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. Motorists should expect delays when the lane shifts are taking place.

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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