Iowa DOT News Release

Update: Iowa 17 from Eagle Grove to Iowa 3 in Goldfield to close April 23 for reconstruction work #iatraffic

Posted on: April 16, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa – April 16, 2018 – A reconstruction project on Iowa 17 from the north city limits of Eagle Grove to Iowa 3 in Goldfield will require closing the roadway to traffic from 8 a.m. Monday, April 23, until early October 2018, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.

During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the construction zone using Wright County roads C-54, R-33, and Iowa 3.

Cedar Valley Corporation is the prime contractor for the $5,748,035 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: Roy Gelhaus at 641-422-1684 or

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