Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 57 between Franklin and Walnut streets in Cedar Falls to close Monday, July 8

Posted on: July 03, 2019

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 3, 2019 – Work continues on a three-year project to replace a railroad crossing and pavement on Iowa 57 in Cedar Falls from Hudson Road to Franklin Street. Beginning Monday morning, July 8, until early September, weather permitting, Iowa 57 will be closed to traffic between Franklin and Walnut streets, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

Driver’s will follow a signed detour using Franklin, Second, and Walnut streets during construction. Once the majority of the work is done, the detour will be removed. Some lane closures can be expected through the end of the year as work continues.

Digital message signs will be in place directing trucks to avoid the Iowa 57 construction zone. It is recommended that trucks utilize this route to help maintain traffic flow. Various side streets will need to be closed as staging progresses. During the winter shutdown each year, traffic will resume in two lanes in each direction.

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.

For more information about this and other Iowa DOT construction projects in Black Hawk and Bremer counties, follow the Black Hawk and Bremer County Construction Facebook page at!BlackHawkBremerCo.

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Contact: Ron Loecher at 641-394-3161 or

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