Iowa DOT News Release

Northbound U.S. 71 traffic shift in Cass County begins Monday

Posted on: June 26, 2008

CRESTON, Iowa – Contact: Bob Jimerson at 641-782-4518 or

Northbound U.S. 71 will be closed and traffic shifted to a head-to-head pattern in the U.S. 71 southbound lanes at the I-80 interchange in Cass County beginning Monday, June 30, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation's (Iowa DOT) Creston construction office.

There is a 12-foot width restriction in the construction zone. The traffic shift is expected to end July 3, weather permitting.

The Iowa DOT asks motorists to drive with caution and obey posted signs in the construction area. As in all construction zones, drivers should stay alert, watch their speed, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear their seat belts.


Iowa highway in the evening