Iowa DOT News Release

Lane restrictions on U.S. 34 in Burlington begin today #iatraffic

Posted on: September 17, 2013

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Sept. 17, 2013 – Two separate road construction projects on U.S. 34 in Burlington will require lane restrictions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office.  

Road pavement patching and shoulder widening and paving work on U.S. 34 from Mount Pleasant Street to the Main Street bridge in Burlington will require lane and ramp closures. The contractor on this project is Shipley Construction Co. and Subsidiary of Burlington.

Construction work on the Central Avenue bridge over U.S. 34 includes reconstructing the bridge approaches, repairing the beams, and constructing new expansion joints. Truck traffic will be detoured around the construction zone, but the bridge will remain open during this project. A 12-foot width lane restriction will be in place. There will also be traffic lights at the bridge to assist traffic through the work zone. Iowa Erosion Control of Victor is the contractor on this project.

This project is expected to be completed by late December.

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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