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Lower West Branch Road over I-80 in Johnson County set to close Wednesday, Feb. 28

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Feb. 23, 2024 – If you drive on Lower West Branch Road over Interstate 80 in Johnson County you need to be aware of upcoming construction projects for the new I-80 widening project between Iowa City and West Branch that may slow down your trip.

The Iowa DOT Davenport construction office announces that Lower West Branch Road over I-80 will be closed from Wednesday, Feb. 28 until 2026. Once the work is completed on this section of I-80, a new bridge will be built for the Lower West Branch Road overpass.

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. 

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For general information about this project, contact Adrian Simonson, Iowa DOT Davenport construction office, at 563-391-2750 or [email protected]


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