NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – April 30, 2009 – Roadwork on U.S. 63 in Bremer and Chickasaw counties will soon resume this construction season. Some of the paving that will be underway will require intermittent lane and intersection closures, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) New Hampton construction office.
Paving work in the medians for side road crossings will begin Tuesday May 5, causing intermittent lane closures beginning in Chickasaw County at 290th Street and continuing south. When the work is underway at any given location, access to U.S. 63 from the east side of the intersecting roadways will not be permitted and a lane closure will be in place on U.S. 63. Traffic will be assisted through the work areas by flaggers.
The contractor is not allowed to close two adjacent side roads intersecting with U.S. 63 at anyone time so traffic can move more freely through the work area. Weather permitting, this work is expected to take three weeks to complete.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations can more than double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles and wear seat belts.
Contact: Ron Loecher at 641-394-3161 at firstname.lastname@example.org