Iowa DOT News Release

Lane restrictions on U.S. 61 in Burlington begin Sept. 6

Posted on: August 31, 2011

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Aug. 31, 2011 – Pavement patching work on U.S. 61 between Kirkwood Street and Mason Road in Burlington will restrict traffic to the outside lanes in each direction from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Mount Pleasant construction office.

Motorists will be assisted through the work zone by flaggers. In addition, a 12-foot width lane restriction is in effect in the open lanes. This project is expected to be completed by mid-October.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limits 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: Jeff Johnson at 319-385-2211 or


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