Iowa DOT News Release

Lane shift on westbound I-35/80 between Morningstar and Beaver Drive in Polk County begins Tuesday night, July 28

Posted on: July 23, 2020

GRIMES, Iowa – July 23, 2020 – Bridge deck work on westbound Interstate 35/80 between Morningstar and Beaver Drive in Polk County requires shifting traffic onto the outside lanes and new bridge beginning Tuesday night, July 28, with the new traffic pattern in place by Wednesday morning, July 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. Traffic on the eastbound lanes of I-35/80 will remain unchanged.

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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