Iowa DOT News Release

Pavement resurfacing work and bridge repair at the Eighth Street bridge on eastbound U.S. 34 in Burlington to begin April 4 #iatraffic

Posted on: March 31, 2016

BURLINGTON, Iowa – March 31, 2016 – Hot-mix asphalt resurfacing work on eastbound and westbound U.S. 34 from Mount Pleasant Street to the Main Street bridge in Burlington requires closing the entire 4.7 mile inside lane beginning Monday, April 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office.  

Once the inside lane is completed, the entire length of the 4.7 mile outside lane along with access to on- and off- ramps to eastbound and westbound U.S. 34 will be closed for repairs. This process will be repeated until the surface layer is complete. This project is scheduled for completion in mid-August. OMG Midwest Inc., doing business as Cessford Construction Co., of Le Grand, is in charge of this $8,108,326 project.

Work on structural concrete, bridge approaches, and sidewalks on the Eighth Street bridge over U.S. 34 requires closing the bridge to motorists and pedestrians from Monday, April 4, until Saturday, May, 21, weather permitting. Iowa Erosion Control Inc., of Victor, is in charge of this $211,307 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.


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