Iowa DOT News Release

U.S. 71 south of Atlantic to close April 23 for bridge replacement #iatraffic

Posted on: April 10, 2018

CRESTON, Iowa – April 10, 2018 – A bridge replacement project on the U.S. 71 bridge over Lone Tree Creek, 0.1 miles south of Cass County Road G-35, and 3.1 miles south of Atlantic, will require closing the roadway to traffic beginning Monday morning April 23, until Oct. 1, 2018, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office.

During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Iowa 92, Iowa 148, and Iowa 83.

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 always, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

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Contact: Scott Nixon at 641-782-4518 or

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