Iowa DOT News Release

BNSF Railroad’s rail-grade crossing on Iowa 48 in Shenandoah to be closed Aug. 3 until Aug. 8 #iatraffic

Posted on: July 22, 2015

SHENANDOAH, Iowa – July 22, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation and BNSF  Railroad will begin crossing replacement work on Iowa 48 in Shenandoah Monday, Aug. 3, weather permitting. The crossing replacement work requires closing the crossing until 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa DOT’s District 4 Office.

During the closure, a signed detour will be in place directing Iowa 48 traffic around the work zone using U.S. 59 north to Page County Road J-14, then on Page County Road J-14 east to Page County Road M-41, and then south on Page County Road M-41to Iowa 48 in Essex.

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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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