JEFFERSON, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation's Jefferson construction office has approved a bridge replacement project to begin on U.S. 30 in Boone County, 0.8 miles east of the Greene County line, Monday, May 5, 2008, weather permitting.
Beginning May 5, the grading contractor will start constructing an on-site detour. This part of the project will take approximately four weeks, weather permitting, to complete. Traffic should see little impact as this activity will be taking place off of the travel lanes of U.S. 30.
Once the on-site detour is complete, estimated to be the first week of June, traffic will be routed off U.S. 30 and onto the detour at the site around the construction of the new U.S. 30 bridge immediately west of Beaver. An 11-foot width limit and 10-foot height restriction will be in place when the detour is complete. Traffic speeds will be reduced to a maximum of 45 mph in the area.
The bridge project is expected to be completed by October.
Use caution when driving in a work zone. Obey posted speed limits, always use seat belts and leave adequate room between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you.