Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic change on Fort Madison’s Bluff Road next week

Posted on: May 22, 2009

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – May 22, 2009 – Work to preserve the pavement on Bluff Road in Fort Madison will restrict that roadway to one lane for two days next week, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Mount Pleasant construction office. Motorists are asked to allow extra time when traveling through this area.

Due to construction activity on the Fort Madison bypass, large equipment must travel over Bluff Road. To help minimize damage to the road bed, the contractor will alternately close lanes on Bluff Road approximately ½-mile west of 220th Street next week to install gravel. Travelers in the area will be assisted through the work zone by flaggers.  

Once the gravel installation is complete, the current traffic situation, including temporary stop lights, will be reactivated until the end of the construction season in late fall.

When the heavy equipment movement for the bypass project is done, Bluff Road will be repaved to a hard surface.

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 will at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles and wear seat belts.


Contact: Jeff Johnson at 319-385-2211 or






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