Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic shift on northbound I-35 in Decatur County begins June 27 #iatraffic

Posted on: June 23, 2016

CHARITON, Iowa – June 23, 2016 – Reconstruction of the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 with Portland concrete cement in Decatur County will require shifting northbound traffic onto one of the southbound I-35 lanes from 1.5 miles south of the Missouri state line to 6 miles north in Iowa beginning 6 p.m. Monday, June 27, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on southbound I-35 during construction.  A height limit of 17-feet-2-inches will be in place in the open lanes.

Flynn Co., Inc. 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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