Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 3 west of Pocahontas to close July 9 for bridge replacement

Posted on: June 25, 2018

CHEROKEE, Iowa – June 25, 2018 – A project to replace the bridge on Iowa 3 just west of Pocahontas will require closing the roadway to traffic starting at 7 a.m. Monday, July 9, until mid-September 2018, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cherokee construction office.

During this closure, traffic will be detoured using Pocahontas County roads N-41, C-49, and Iowa 4.

Dixon Construction of Correctionville was awarded the $1.49 million-dollar bridge replacement contract.

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: Steve McElmeel at 712-225-5786 or

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