Iowa DOT News Release

Temporary closure of eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled for Sept. 22 and 23

Posted on: September 10, 2021

CRESTON, Iowa – Sept. 10, 2021 – A project to set beams for the new Ashworth Road bridge over Interstate 80 in West Des Moines requires closing eastbound I-80 between Jordan Creek Parkway and Grand Prairie Parkway overnight from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office.

During this closure, traffic will follow a marked detour route using Jordan Creek Parkway, University Avenue, and Grand Prairie Parkway.

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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