NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 12, 2019 – Work continues on a two-year project at Iowa 58 and Viking Road in Cedar Falls. Beginning at 8 p.m. Monday night, July 15, until 6 a.m. Tuesday morning, July 16, weather permitting, a traffic shift will occur on Viking Road, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
Viking Road traffic is currently in a head-to-head traffic pattern on the existing roadway but will be shifted onto the newly completed portion of roadway and bridge in a head-to-head pattern to allow the south half of the bridge to be built. During the traffic switch, the intersection will be closed, and traffic detoured using Greenhill Road, Hudson Road, and the detour currently in place for Ridgeway Avenue.
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 www.facebook.com/BlackHawkBremerCo#!BlackHawkBremerCo.
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