Iowa DOT News Release



Traffic patterns will change at the intersection of U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 at Floyd County Road T-44 south of Floyd on Tuesday, Nov. 22

Posted on: November 17, 2022

MASON CITY, Iowa – Nov. 17, 2022 – Changes to traffic patterns will occur at the intersection of U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 at Floyd County Road T-44 south of Floyd on Tuesday, Nov. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office.

Traffic pattern changes

  • Eastbound traffic on U.S. 18/Iowa 27 currently in a head-to-head traffic pattern will be moved to the newly constructed lanes and will use the on/off ramps for access to northbound U.S. 218 and southbound Floyd County Road T-44.
  • S. 18/Iowa 27 traffic will remain in the current lanes and will be able to turn south on Floyd County Road T-44.
  • Traffic signals at the current intersection of westbound U.S. 18/Iowa 27, northbound Floyd County Road T-44 and southbound U.S. 218 will remain in place throughout the winter season.
  • Traffic on southbound U.S. 218 and northbound Floyd County Road T-44 wanting to access eastbound U.S. 18/Iowa 27 will use the newly constructed on ramps.
  • Montgomery Street, Liberty Street and Packard Avenue intersections at U.S.18/Iowa 27 will be closed.

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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