Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 9 near Fertile to temporarily close

Posted on: May 21, 2020

MASON CITY, Iowa – May 21, 2020 – A culvert replacement project on Iowa 9 just west of Worth County Road S-18 near Fertile requires closing the roadway to traffic beginning Tuesday, May 26, until early July, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.

During this project, traffic on Iowa 9 will be detoured around the work zone using Winnebago County Road R-74, Winnebago/Worth County Road A-38 and Worth County Road S-18. (See map).  

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: Ken Howe at 641-422-1684 or

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