Iowa DOT News Release

Next phase of construction on Iowa 3 in downtown Waverly begins June 26 #iatraffic

Posted on: June 22, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa – June 22, 2017 – The next phase of construction for the Iowa 3 reconstruction project in Waverly will require shifting traffic to the new outside lanes in the downtown area starting Monday, June 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.

Flaggers and a pilot car will direct traffic through a single-lane work zone from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 26, until Friday, June 30. Traffic will be shifted to the outside lanes of Iowa 3 so the contractor can remove the old inside lanes. Motorists should expect significant delays while traveling through the work zone, especially during peak traffic times, and should find an alternate route if possible.

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.

For more information about this and other Iowa DOT construction projects in Black Hawk and Bremer counties, follow the Black Hawk and Bremer County Construction Facebook page at!BlackHawkBremerCo.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at; or download the free app to your mobile device.

To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit for simple, step-by-step instructions.


Contact: Roy Gelhaus at 641-422-1684 or

Iowa highway in the evening