DES MOINES, Iowa – Jan. 28, 2009 – Southbound U.S. 69 from Broadway south will be closed beginning at 7 p.m. tonight to allow the Des Moines Water Works to repair a leaking water main, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Des Moines maintenance office.
During the estimated 8-hour closure, southbound U.S. 69 traffic will be shifted into a northbound lane of U.S. 69 in a head-to-head pattern for approximately one block. Eastbound Broadway traffic will be shifted to one lane through the intersection with U.S. 69. Northbound U.S. 69 traffic will not be allowed to turn onto westbound Broadway during the closure.
Signals and law enforcement will be in place to assist motorists through the work area.
As in all work zones, obey all posted signs, allow ample space between vehicles and reduce distractions.