Iowa DOT News Release



Westbound I-80 closed overnights beginning March 2 for bridge construction activities

Posted on: February 24, 2010

CRESTON, Iowa – Feb. 24, 2010 –  Bridge construction activities will close westbound Interstate 80 in the overnight hours for two nights beginning March 2, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Creston construction office.

Westbound I-80 will be closed from exit 117 (Dallas County Road R-22) to exit 121 (Jordan Creek Parkway) nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. Inclement weather may extend the closure additional nights. Westbound I-80 traffic will be detoured using U.S. 6 (Hickman Road) and U.S. 169. No oversize loads will be allowed on the detour route.

  

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

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 Contact: Scott Nixon at 641-782-4518 or scott.nixon@dot.iowa.gov


Iowa highway in the evening