Iowa DOT News Release

Ramp closure on U.S. 218 at exit 205 through mid-August

Posted on: July 31, 2009

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 31, 2009 –  The exit ramp from northbound U.S. 218 to 210th Street (exit 205) north of Waverly closed this morning, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) New Hampton construction office.

Continued paving work in the area will cause this ramp to remain closed until mid-August, weather permitting. To alert motorists, portable changeable message signs are set up in advance of the ramp closures.

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 or



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