Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 92 east of Oskaloosa in Mahaska County will close July 5 for repairs #iatraffic

Posted on: June 29, 2016

CHARITON, Iowa – June 29, 2016 – A construction project on Iowa 92 in Mahaska County from just east of the Oskaloosa Corporate limits east to the Keokuk County Line will require closing the roadway to traffic for approximately one month beginning 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office.

The project includes reconstruction of Iowa 92 for approximately 1.15 miles near the Skunk River and hot-mix asphalt overlay on the remaining project area; pavement widening; adding rumble strips; and updating guardrail. 

Motorists will be detoured around the closure using Mahaska County Road V-13 and Iowa 23.

Norris Asphalt Paving Co. of Ottumwa is the prime contractor for this project.

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.

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Contact: Scott Sommers at 641-774-5056 or

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