Iowa DOT News Release

I-35 on- and off-ramp closures at Warren County Road G-76 (exit 43) near New Virginia are now scheduled for Oct. 17 #iatraffic

Posted on: October 11, 2017

CHARITON, Iowa – Oct. 11, 2017 – Due to the rainy conditions this past week, the previously scheduled ramp shoulder construction work, in conjunction with the Interstate 35 interchange pavement project, requiring closure of the southbound I-35 on-ramp and northbound I-35 off-ramp at Warren County Road G-76 (exit 43) will now occur beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17. The closures are scheduled to last for approximately two weeks, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. This detour had been planned to take place beginning Thursday, Oct. 12.

Motorists will be directed around the work zone onto one of the following signed detour routes. (See map for further details.)

  • Drivers traveling north on I-35 who wish to exit at Warren County Road G-76 (exit 43) will need to continue north on I-35, exit at Warren County Road G-64 (exit 47), travel west on Warren County Road G-64 to southbound I-35, and then travel south on I-35 and exit at Warren County Road G-76 (exit 43).
  • Drivers wanting to travel south on I-35 from Warren County Road G-76 need to enter northbound I-35 via the northbound I-35 on-ramp, travel north on I-35 to Warren County Road G-64 (exit 47), travel west on Warren County Road G-64, and then travel south on I-35.

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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