Iowa DOT News Release



Temporary overnight closure of eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled to begin Monday night, Oct. 4

Posted on: September 30, 2021

CRESTON, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2021 – A project to set beams for the new Ashworth Road bridge over Interstate 80 in West Des Moines requires closure of eastbound I-80 between Grand Prairie Parkway (exit 118) and Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) overnight for two nights beginning on Monday night, Oct. 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office.

Eastbound I-80 will be closed:

  • Monday, Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. until Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 5 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 10 p.m. until Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 5 a.m.

During this closure, traffic will be will follow a marked detour route using Grand Prairie Parkway, University Avenue, and Jordan Creek 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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Iowa highway in the evening