Iowa DOT News Release

Daytime closure of the Mississippi River bridge carrying eastbound Iowa 136 set for September 20-23

Posted on: September 15, 2021

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 15, 2021 – Bridge inspection activities will cause the closure of the eastbound lane of Iowa 136 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting Iowa and Illinois Monday, Sept. 20 through Wednesday, September 23, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Bridge Maintenance office.

During the closing, eastbound traffic will be detoured using U.S. 30. Westbound traffic will not be impacted.

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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