MASON CITY, Iowa – March 31, 2022 – Bridge and road construction work at the intersection of U.S. 18 and U.S. 218 in Floyd will require closing the inside lanes of east- and westbound U.S 18 from Monday, April 4 until Friday, April 15, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.
Eastbound U.S. 18:
Westbound U.S. 218/U.S. 18:
Southbound U.S. 218:
Northbound Floyd County Road T-44:
On Monday, April 18 the intersection of U.S. 18 and U.S. 218 will undergo a traffic change to allow for construction of the eastbound U.S. 18 bridge and on- and off-ramps. Traffic in the eastbound lanes of U.S. 18 will be moved to the current westbound lanes in a head-to-head traffic pattern in the work zone. A temporary traffic signal will be installed at the current intersection. Floyd County Road T-44 will close at this time. Traffic needing to use T-44 will need to use exit 212 east of the intersection. This traffic pattern will continue until November when eastbound traffic moves to the new eastbound lanes/bridge.
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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