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U.S. 18 in Chickasaw County to close April 8 for bridge replacement

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 27, 2024 – If you drive on U.S. 18 in Chickasaw County, you need to be aware of a bridge replacement project that may impact your trip.

Beginning on Monday, April 8, until early October, weather permitting, crews will need to close U.S. 18 to replace a bridge over Winters Lake Overflow, 2.9 miles east of Chickasaw County Road T-76.  

During the closure, you will be detoured around the work zone using Chickasaw County Roads T-76, B-57 and V-14.

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 Ron Loecher, New Hampton construction office, at 641-394-3161 or [email protected]


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