Iowa DOT News Release



Iowa 9 (Black Hawk) bridge in Lansing over the Mississippi River to close for repairs Monday, April 15

Posted on: March 27, 2019

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 27, 2019 – A bridge repair project to remove and replace several structural steel pieces on the Iowa 9 (Black Hawk) bridge over the Mississippi River in Lansing requires closing the bridge for approximately one week beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, April 15, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

Dynamic Message Signs will be in place along state highway routes in both Iowa and Wisconsin to alert motorists of the pending road and bridge closure.

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.

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.

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Contact: Ron Loecher at 641-394-3161 or ron.loecher@iowadot.us


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