Iowa DOT News Release

West mixmaster and portions of Iowa 5 in Des Moines to experience slow traffic during afternoon rush today

Posted on: June 11, 2019

AMES, Iowa – June 11, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will be temporarily closing portions of the west mixmaster as well as portions of Iowa 5 from I-35 S to Army Post Road in Des Moines this afternoon.

The rolling closures will occur during the afternoon rush hour. While roadways will close and reopen quickly, travelers should expect delays. Commuters in this area are encouraged to find an alternative route this afternoon.

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Iowa highway in the evening