Iowa DOT News Release

Iowa 24 west of Lawler to close Monday, April 26 for culvert replacement work

Posted on: April 13, 2021

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – April 13, 2021 – Removal and replacement of a pipe culvert two miles west of Lawler on Iowa 24 in Chickasaw County requires closing the roadway to traffic beginning on Monday, April 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

During this project, motorists will follow a marked detour route using U.S. 63/U.S. 18, and Chickasaw County roads B-54 and V-48.

This project is expected to be completed by mid-May, 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.

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