Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic to be stopped intermittently for up to 20 minutes on U.S. 218 south of Black Hawk County Road C-57 Feb. 13-22 #iatraffic

Posted on: February 11, 2016

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Feb. 11, 2016 – Utility work over south- and northbound U.S. 218 just south of the future interchange with Black Hawk County Road C-57 will require intermittent closures not to exceed 20 minutes of both south- and northbound U.S. 218 lanes Saturday, Feb. 13, through Monday, Feb. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 2 office in Mason City.

Traffic impacts

  • Traffic will be allowed to clear between short-term closures. No detour route will be in place.
  • Law enforcement will be present to help direct traffic.
  • Motorists approaching this area should drive with caution and be prepared to stop for traffic backups beyond the limits of the work zone.
  • Inside shoulder closures in both directions will be in place through Monday, Feb. 22, weather permitting.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the 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.

For more information about this and Iowa DOT construction projects in Black Hawk and Bremer counties, follow the Black Hawk and Bremer County Construction Facebook page at!/BlackHawkBremerCo.

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Contact: Pete Hjelmstad at 641-422-9459 or

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