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Emergency ramp closure on Westbound I-80 to Westbound I-235 ramp at the Northeast Mix Master near Des Moines 

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 9, 2019 – The exit ramp from westbound I-80 to westbound I-235 at the Northeast Mix Master will be closed for one hour (10 a.m. to 11 a.m.) on Thursday, January 10, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 1 Office.

A marked detour will be in place throughout the closure. Traffic will continue west on I-80 and exit at U.S. 69 (NE 14th St.) to access eastbound I-80 back to the I-235 westbound ramp.

The closure is necessary to repair excessive potholes resulting from Iowa’s winter weather and the freeze/thaw cycle that causes pavement deterioration.

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: Eric Lack at 515-265-1614 or [email protected]


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