Iowa DOT News Release

Roadwork will interrupt traffic around Marquette beginning Aug. 22 #iatraffic

Posted on: August 19, 2016

MASON CITY, Iowa – Aug. 19, 2016 – Two construction projects will interrupt traffic around the city of Marquette in Clayton County beginning Monday, Aug. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.

The first project consists of full-depth patching and construction of paved shoulders on Iowa 76 from Marquette to Clayton County X-52.

The second project includes placing subdrain and paved shoulders at several locations along U.S. 18 from 145th Street in Marquette to the east city limits of town.

Flaggers and pilot cars will be used to assist motorists through each work area. Both projects are expected to be completed by early September.

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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