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Off-ramp on southbound I-35 at Exit 194 near Clear Lake to temporarily close Friday

MASON CITY, Iowa – Sept. 25, 2019 – Work to move temporary barrier rails and prepare for a turn lane addition and traffic signal project will require closing the off-ramp on southbound Interstate 35 (exit 194) near Clear Lake for approximately eight hours beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.

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: Pete Hjelmstad at 641-422-9459 or [email protected]




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