Iowa DOT News Release

Temporary closures of on- and off-ramps on I-35 and at Exit 193 near Clear Lake scheduled for Monday

Posted on: September 26, 2019

MASON CITY, Iowa – Sept. 26, 2019 – An asphalt paving project on Interstate 35 (exit 193) near Clear Lake will require closing the northbound on-ramp and the southbound off-ramp from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.

Motorists can avoid these ramp closures by using the on- and off-ramps at the I-35/U.S. 18/Iowa 122 interchange (exit 194) less than a mile north of the work zone.

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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