Iowa DOT News Release

Traffic switch on northbound U.S. 218 at the bridge over Black Hawk Creek in Waterloo Monday night, Aug. 23

Posted on: August 20, 2021

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Aug. 20, 2021 – Bridge joint replacement work on north- and southbound U.S. 218 from Black Hawk Creek to northbound U.S. 63 in Waterloo will require a traffic switch at the bridge over Black Hawk Creek in Waterloo beginning on Monday night, Aug. 23, until mid-October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.  

During this stage of the project, the entrance ramp onto northbound U.S. 218 will be closed and traffic will follow a marked detour route using Westfield Avenue, Fletcher Avenue, and the U.S. 218 frontage road.

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

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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