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Iowa 92 west of Louisa County Road X-17 is now open

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2019 – Iowa 92 west of Louisa County Road X-17, near Columbus Junction, reopened to traffic today at 1:30 p.m., according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant Construction office.

Iowa 92, near mile marker 249, has been closed since May 27 due to severe damage from a mudslide. This mudslide was not typical, so a new approach to the repair needed to be developed. After an engineering analysis, a decision was made to completely reconstruct Iowa 92 around the mudslide, including repair of a culvert under Iowa 92.

DeLong Construction, Inc. was the prime contractor for the $1,005,352 reconstruction project. On Aug. 5, the contractor started construction and was working on an accelerated work schedule to have the road reopen by Labor Day. The Iowa DOT and contractor worked closely to coordinate the opening of the road to assure a safe flow of traffic.

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





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