Iowa DOT News Release



Lane shifts on westbound I-80 near Waukee in place for up to six weeks #iatraffic

Posted on: September 21, 2015

WAUKEE, Iowa – Sept. 21, 2015 – Ramp construction at the new interchange for Interstate 80 and Grand Prairie Parkway near mile marker 119 requires shifting traffic to the inside lane of westbound I-80 from Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) and Waukee/Booneville (exit 117) for four to six weeks, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office.

During construction, the inside and outside lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet and temporary barrier rail will be in place to separate traffic from construction activities.

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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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Contact: Scott Nixon at 641-782-4518 or scott.nixon@dot.iowa.gov

 

 

 


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