Iowa DOT News

Intermittent lane closures on U.S. 218 in Bremer County changed to Oct. 30

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Oct. 26, 2011 – Utility relocation work will cause intermittent lane closures of both lanes in both directions of U.S. 218 at the intersection with Bremer County Road C-50 beginning Sunday morning, Oct. 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) New Hampton construction office. This closure was originally scheduled for Oct. 23.

The contractor will be placing new power lines over the roadway at this location on U.S. 218, requiring two or three separate closures. Advanced warning signs will be in place as well as changeable message signs. Law enforcement will be present to help assist motorists through the work zone. Flaggers will be stationed on Bremer County Road C-50 to control side road traffic.

When approaching the Janesville area on U.S. 218, motorists should be prepared to come to a complete stop. The temporary closures are not to exceed 15 minutes per occurrence and adequate time will be allowed between each closure to re-establish the normal traffic flow.

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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