NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Jan. 30, 2009 – Beginning Tuesday night, Feb. 2, construction work is scheduled to begin on Interstate 380 and U.S. 20 from the east interchange with I-380/U.S. 20 west to the U.S. 20 interchange with Ansborough Avenue in Waterloo, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
Intermittent night time lane closures will be in place for removal and replacement of selected roadway signs situated on either trusses over the roadway or attached to overhead bridges.
For signs attached to overhead bridges at interchanges, the lanes in that direction will be closed and through traffic will be routed onto the exit ramp and then continue through the intersection to the entrance-ramp to proceed. A flagger and a law enforcement officer will be positioned on the top of each ramp to assist traffic.
Most of the sign work is to be completed during night time hours, Sunday evenings through Friday mornings, with project time set for approximately two hours for each sign setup.
All operations are expected to be completed by mid-February and work will only take place when weather permits.
The Iowa DOT urges motorists to use caution in the work zone, obey flaggers and posted signs, reduce distractions and wear seat belts.
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