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Update: Northbound I-235 to westbound I-35/80 circle ramp in Des Moines to temporarily close overnight tonight

DES MOINES, Iowa – Dec. 2, 2019 – Work to replace damaged guardrail will require temporarily closing the northbound I-235 to westbound I-35/80 circle ramp at the east mixmaster from 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines garage.  

During this closure, traffic will be routed around the work zone using eastbound I-80, the U.S. 65 bypass interchange, and westbound I-80.

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: Eric Lack at 515-265-1614 or [email protected]




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