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Lane restrictions on southeast U.S. 65 bypass in Polk County begin March 31 #iatraffic

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – March 27, 2014 – Construction of two overflow bridges carrying southbound U.S. 65 traffic near the Des Moines River in Polk County will require shifting all traffic to the northbound U.S. 65 lanes from Monday, March 31, through November 2014, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office.

During construction, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction in the northbound U.S. 65 lanes.

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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