Northbound Iowa 58 exit ramp to westbound Iowa 57 near the U.S. 218 and Iowa 27 interchange in Black Hawk County will be closed until early August
NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – June 5, 2023 – Motorists traveling in the northbound lanes on U.S. 218 just 0.6 miles south of the Iowa 27 interchange in Black Hawk County need to be aware of the closure of the northbound Iowa 58 exit ramp to westbound Iowa 57 so crews can continue work on a pavement replacement project. While these ramps are closed motorists will be detoured around the closure by using the ramps at the U.S. 218/Lone Tree Road interchange until early August.
Single lanes will remain open for drivers on U.S. 218 and Iowa 57 as work is completed in stages. Changeable message signs will be in place to notify motorists of closures and traffic pattern changes, but drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes.
Drivers will follow a marked detour route using Airline Highway, Leversee Road, and Lone Tree Road while the ramp from Airline Boulevard to northbound U.S. 218 is closed. The Iowa 27 to westbound Iowa 57 loop ramp will be closed for part of the project so drivers will travel on a marked detour route using U.S. 218 and the U.S. 218/Lone Tree Road interchange ramps. Drivers on U.S. 218 wanting to exit on southbound Iowa 27 will travel on a detour route using U.S. 218 and the U.S. 218/Lone Tree Road interchange ramps. This project will be completed by early November, weather permitting.
Help keep everyone on the road safer. 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, you should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.
For more information about this and other Iowa DOT construction projects in Black Hawk and Bremer counties, follow the Black Hawk and Bremer County Construction Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BlackHawkBremerCo#!BlackHawkBremerCo.
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For general information about this project contact Ron Loecher, New Hampton construction office, at 641-394-3161 or [email protected]