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U.S. 34 west of Iowa 25 to close April 7 for bridge replacement over the Platte River #iatraffic

CRESTON, Iowa – March 28, 2014 – Replacement of the bridge carrying U.S. 34 over the Platte River will require closing U.S. 34 west of the Adams/Union County line (1.3 miles west of Iowa 25) beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 7, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office.

During this project, traffic will be detoured around the construction as listed below (see map).

  • Eastbound traffic detoured south on Adams/Taylor County Road N-64, east on Taylor County Road J-13, north on Iowa 25 to U.S. 34.
  • Westbound traffic detoured south on Iowa 25, west on Taylor County Road J-13 (110th Street), north on Taylor/Adams County Road N-64 to U.S. 34.   

The $2 million bridge replacement project also includes grading and paving of approximately 1500 foot of approach pavement. Cunningham-Reis Co., of Van Meter, was the successful bidder of this project.

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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Contact: Scott Nixon at 641-782-4518 or [email protected]




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