Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 281 near Dunkerton to close Sept. 14 for road construction

Posted on: September 09, 2020

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Sept. 9, 2020 – A construction project to replace piping on Iowa 281 north of Dunkerton in Black Hawk County is set to begin Monday, Sept. 14, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

During construction, traffic on Iowa 281 will be detoured using Black Hawk County roads C-57 and V-62. Permitted oversize loads are prohibited on the detour. The project is expected to be completed by late September, weather permitting.

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.

For more information about this and other Iowa DOT construction projects in Black Hawk and Bremer counties, follow the Black Hawk and Bremer County Construction Facebook page at!BlackHawkBremerCo.

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