Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 44 in Guthrie County reduced to one lane beginning Tuesday

Posted on: August 29, 2011

CRESTON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2011 – Road construction work will cause traffic on Iowa 44 to be restricted to one lane between Guthrie County Road N-70, west of Guthrie Center, and Iowa 4 in Panora beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Creston construction office.

A 16-foot width lane restriction will be in place in the open lane. Flaggers and a pilot car will be used to control traffic during the closure. The roadway will return to normal traffic patterns when workers are not present.

The expected completion date for this project is Sept. 8.

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.


Contact: Scott Nixon at 641-782-4518 or


Iowa highway in the evening