Iowa DOT News Release



Ramp and bridge closures on U.S. 34 in Burlington begin July 20 #iatraffic

Posted on: July 16, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – July 16, 2015 – Road construction work on U.S. 34 in Burlington requires closing the westbound off-ramp and eastbound on-ramp at exit 262 beginning Monday, July 20, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office.  

Traffic is being routed on U.S. 34 to the Gear Avenue interchange at exit 260 in West Burlington, before returning to U.S. 34 at Curran Street. Motorists should expect traffic delays in the area.  This closure is anticipated to last until mid-August. Once these ramps are open to traffic, the eastbound off-ramp at this interchange will also close for a couple of weeks. 

A bridge deck overlay project on the N. 5th Street bridge over U.S. 34 requires closing the bridge to traffic from Monday, July 20, until fall 2015. Traffic will be detoured around the construction zone using the N. 4th Street bridge.

Five other road construction projects on U.S. 34 in Burlington are also in progress this summer.

  • U.S. 61 bridge repair project over U.S. 34; this project is expected to start Monday, July 27. Traffic will be maintained during construction.
  • Bridge deck overlay project on the westbound U.S. 34 bridge over Burlington Avenue is also anticipated to start on Monday, July 27. Traffic will be maintained during construction.
  • Median barrier rail will be replaced from the Central Avenue bridge east to the 5th Street bridge.
  • Repair work will take place on the U.S. 34 off-ramp to High Street and Main Street.
  • Hot-mix asphalt will be overlayed on U.S. 34 from Mount Pleasant Street east to the U.S. 34 off-ramp to High Street and Main Street.

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: Jared Klein at 319-385-2211 or jared.klein@dot.iowa.gov


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