Iowa DOT News Release

Final four miles of Iowa 100 extension in Linn County to open Wednesday, Dec. 12

Posted on: December 11, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Dec. 11, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is pleased to announce the opening of the final four miles of the Iowa 100 extension in Linn County at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018.

The extension completes the beltway around the Cedar Rapids metro area. The project was broken into two phases with phase one (Edgewood Road to Covington Road) open in December of 2016, and phase two now ready to open. A ceremonial ribbon cutting and bicycle ride for phase two was held on Dec. 1.

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: Catherine Cutler at 319-364-0235 or



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