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Update: Closure of U.S. 218 in Vinton now begins on Monday, May 13

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 30, 2024 – If you drive on U.S. 218 in Vinton you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may impact your trip according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office.

Beginning on Monday, May 13 until late June, weather permitting, crews will close part of U.S. 218 in Vinton so culvert replacement work can take place.

While the roadway is closed and work is taking place, you will follow a marked detour route using Benton County roads E-22 and V-66 and U.S. 218/Iowa 8.

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 John Lamping, Iowa DOT Cedar Rapids construction office, at 515-766-9449 or [email protected]


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