Iowa DOT News Release

Westbound U.S. 30 exit ramp to 80th Street (exit 246) to close May 1 #iatraffic

Posted on: April 27, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 27, 2017 – Reconstruction of the westbound U.S. 30 exit ramp to 80th Street (exit 246) in Cedar Rapids requires closing this ramp to traffic starting at 9 a.m. Monday, May 1, until late June 2017, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office.

During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using U.S. 151 and 16th Avenue Southwest. 

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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