Iowa DOT News Release

Lane shifts and restrictions on Iowa 14 in Knoxville begin Monday, May 4

Posted on: April 28, 2020

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – April 28, 2020 – A hot-mix asphalt resurfacing and milling project on Iowa 14 requires shifting traffic into a head-to-head traffic pattern and implementing a 10-foot width lane restriction from the south to north corporate limits of Knoxville starting on Monday, May 4, until early August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office.

This project includes a four- to three-lane conversion, traffic signal upgrades, and widening Iowa 14 south of the Iowa 5 interchange to accommodate the extension of the continuous two-way left-turn lane from the north, transitioning to a southbound left-turn lane onto Weiler Drive.

During the first stage of the project, northbound Iowa 14 lanes will close, and traffic will be merged to the existing southbound inside lane. The next stage of construction will require closing the southbound lanes and merging traffic onto the existing northbound inside lane. One lane in each direction on Iowa 14 will always be maintained, and the speed limit will be reduced to 30 mph. Access for businesses, property owners, and the Knoxville Hospital from Iowa 14 will always be maintained.

The prime contractor on this project is Hawkeye Paving Corporation of Bettendorf.

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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