Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 31 in Woodbury, Ida, and Cherokee Counties to temporarily close Monday, Aug. 17

Posted on: August 10, 2020

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Aug. 10, 2020 – A project to resurface Iowa 31 in Woodbury County from Correctionville to Washta requires closing the roadway to traffic beginning on Monday morning, Aug. 17, until November 2020, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office.

During this closure, motorists will be directed around the work zone using U.S. 20, Woodbury/Cherokee County Road L-36, and Cherokee County Road C-66.  

Cedar Valley Construction is the prime contractor of this $6.4 million project.

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: Dakin Schultz at 712-274-5837 or

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