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Bridge closure on Iowa 1 over Camp Creek in Washington County begins Tuesday, Sept. 3

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Aug. 21, 2019 – Replacement of the Iowa 1 bridge over Camp Creek in Washington County, nearly 3 miles south of Iowa 22, will require closing the road to traffic, beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office.

Motorists will be directed to use an official off-site detour (see map). The 32.3-mile marked detour will follow Iowa Highway 22, U.S Highway 218/Iowa 27, and Iowa 92. It is anticipated the detour will be in place for approximately two weeks, weather permitting. Local traffic will have access to Iowa 1 except for the bridge crossing over Camp Creek (near Iowa 1 at mile marker 65.10).

For additional information about the bridge replacement project visit our project website:

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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Contact: Hector Torres-Cacho at 641-469-4007 or [email protected]


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