Iowa DOT News

Several road construction projects scheduled to begin in Southwest Iowa


ATLANTIC, Iowa – March 23, 2009 –  With the temperatures beginning to warm up and spring finally here, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is beginning a very busy construction season. Several projects are scheduled to begin in Southwest Iowa as weather permits.

I-29 in Mills Count – March 23
Today, weather permitting, a patching and median crossover projected is scheduled to begin on Interstate 29 in Mills County. Traffic will be directed to the outside lanes in each direction from three miles north of the north junction of U.S. 34 and I-29 at exit 35, north to the Pottawattamie County line at mile marker 45. The inside traffic lane in each direction will be closed during this project.

I-29 in Pottawattamie County  - March 30
On Interstate 29 in Pottawattamie County, a new bridge will be constructed in the southbound lanes at milepost 66, located 4.4 miles south of the junction of I-29 and I-680. Traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes in a head-to-head traffic pattern with 12-foot lane width restrictions. Work is scheduled to begin March 30.

I-29 in Mills County - March 30
In Mills County on I-29, a bridge replacement project is scheduled to begin March 30 to replace the existing southbound bridge. The bridge is located four miles north of exit 24. Traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes in a head-to-head pattern with 12-foot lane width restrictions.

I-29 in Fremont County  - March 30
In Fremont County, a crossover construction and pavement repair project is scheduled to begin March 30. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction from mile marker 17 to mile marker 21. The crossover project are being done in preparation for the resurfacing project scheduled to begin later this summer.

I-29 in Harrison County – March 30
A bridge deck overlay project is scheduled to begin on I-29 March 30 in Harrison County. The project is located on the northbound bridge on I-29 over U.S. 30 at the Missouri Valley interchange. One northbound 15-foot wide of traffic lane will be maintained during this project. Southbound lanes will not be effected.  

These projects will be administered by the Iowa DOT’s Council Bluffs resident construction engineer’s office. During construction season motorists are advised to expect the unexpected when entering a construction zone, be attentive to posted signs, obey speed limits, always wear seat belts in all seating positions and avoid distractions.     

 

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Contact Scott Suhr at 712-243-7627 or [email protected]

 

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