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Westbound lanes at the Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City temporarily closed and bridge weight restriction in place

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – May 21, 2024 – The westbound lanes along the Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City are temporarily closed for repairs. GordonDrive-Detour

In addition, the bridge which carries Gordon Drive/Iowa 12 traffic has a 10-ton vehicle weight restriction in place for both east- and westbound lanes, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office.

During recently scheduled maintenance, findings indicated that a precautionary closure of the westbound lanes was necessary to perform repairs. An update on closure duration will be provided once available.

The posted detour for westbound Gordon Drive is Fairmont Street to 6th Street to Virginia Street to Gordon Drive.

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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