NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 19, 2018 – Work on the interchange project at Iowa 58/Viking Road in Cedar Falls continues. The next stage of the two-year project requires a traffic switch on Viking Road. Due to the rain today, the traffic switch previously scheduled for tonight will now begin at 9 p.m. this Sunday, July 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
Current Viking Road traffic is head-to-head in the westbound lanes. The eastbound lanes have been reconstructed, so traffic will now be shifted to these lanes in a head-to-head pattern allowing for reconstruction of the westbound lanes. Access to both Nordic Drive and Andrea Drive to the south will reopen at the same time.
This traffic pattern is expected to be in effect until mid-October.
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 www.facebook.com/BlackHawkBremerCo#!BlackHawkBremerCo.
The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites); 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 511ia.org. It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit https://iowadot.gov/511/511-full-feature-website-help/how-to-videos for simple, step-by-step instructions.
Contact: Ron Loecher at 641-394-3161 or email@example.com