Iowa DOT News Release

 U.S. 65 (South Federal Avenue) in Mason City will reopen Oct. 5

Posted on: October 04, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa – Oct. 4, 2018 – U.S. 65 (South Federal Avenue) in Mason City is scheduled to reopen by mid-morning this Friday, Oct. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. This portion of roadway was closed to traffic as a part of the Iowa 122 reconstruction 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 641-422-9487 or

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