GRIMES, Iowa – April 12, 2019 – Stage 1 of a project to reconstruct the interchange at Iowa 415 and 66th Avenue to an intersection with traffic signals will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, and end on Thursday, July 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office.
The contractor will be removing the southbound Iowa 415 lanes and the 66th Avenue lanes to reconstruct the intersection. Traffic on Iowa 415 will be reduced to one lane in each direction, and the southbound traffic will cross over the median and use the inside lane of the northbound direction in a head-to-head traffic pattern. 66th Avenue will be closed in both directions at Iowa 415 along with all four ramps. A detour will be established for 66th Avenue directing traffic north to Oralabor Road.
Delays on Iowa 415 are anticipated during the morning and evening rush hours. Motorists are encouraged to consider alternate routes. Motorists on Iowa 415 are asked to observe warning messages on electronic signs and be alert for any traffic backups that may occur.
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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