Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 196 in Sac County to close April 4 for reconstruction #iatraffic

Posted on: March 24, 2016


CHEROKEE, Iowa – March 24, 2016 – The reconstruction of Iowa 196 in Sac County requires closing the roadway and detouring traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 4, until Monday, May 9, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cherokee construction office.

Iowa 196 traffic will be routed around the construction area using U.S. 71, Sac County Road M-54, and U.S. 20.

Peterson Contractors Inc., of Reinbeck, and Godbersen-Smith Construction Co., of Ida Grove, were awarded this $25.3 million roadway reconstruction project.

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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.


Contact: Steven McElmeel at 712-225-5786 or

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