Iowa DOT News Release

Culvert replacement to close U.S. 78 in Olds Wednesday and Thursday

Posted on: July 31, 2009

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – July 31, 2009 – A culvert replacement project will close U.S. 78 in the Henry County city of Olds beginning Wednesday, Aug. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) District 5 maintenance office.   

The road is expected to be closed at the north city limits of Olds for two days, Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, weather permitting. The closure should have little impact on businesses in Olds. Traffic will be routed on a marked detour.

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: Brien Keltner at 319-931-9324 or



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