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Iowa 92 bridge over the North Skunk River east of Rose Hill is open to traffic

December 20, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Dec. 20, 2022 – If you are traveling on Iowa 92 in Mahaska County today you will now be able to travel across the Iowa 92 bridge over the North Skunk River east of Rose Hills. The Iowa Department of Transportation will continue work on the next phase of the project in the spring as crews install permanent guardrail, finish grading, and final striping. At that time, you will likely see some lane closures and use of...

US 34 Super-2 Planning Study, to be discussed in Chariton on November 16, 2022  

November 8, 2022

AMES, Iowa -- Nov. 8, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in-person public information meeting to discuss the US 34 Super-2 Planning Study in Clarke, Lucas, and Monroe Counties. In-person meeting: When: November 16, 2022, between 5:30 and 6:45 pm Location: Chariton City Community Center, 915 Osage Ave, Chariton, IA, 50049 Description: Iowa DOT staff will be present to discuss the US 34 Super-2 Planning Study. The meeting space is accessible for persons with...

Temporary closure of Iowa 5 at the BNSF Railway crossing near Albia begins on Monday, Sept. 12

August 25, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Aug. 25, 2022 – A joint Iowa DOT/ BNSF Railway project to reconstruct the at-grade rail crossing on Iowa 5 near Albia in Monroe County will close the road starting Monday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m., until Saturday, Sept. 17, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. During this closure, motorists will follow a marked detour route using Monroe County Road H-33, Iowa 5, and Iowa 137. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists...

Temporary closure of Iowa 5 at the BNSF Railway crossing near Albia begins on Monday, Sept. 12

August 23, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Aug. 23, 2022 – A joint Iowa DOT/ BNSF Railway project to reconstruct the at-grade rail crossing on Iowa 5 near Albia in Monroe County will close the road starting Monday, Sept. 12 at 9 a.m., until Saturday, Sept. 17, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. During this closure, motorists will follow a marked detour route using Monroe County Road H-33, Iowa 5, and Iowa 137. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists...

Iowa 70 closed at the Canadian Pacific Railroad Crossing in Columbus Junction starting on Tuesday, Aug. 9

August 3, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Aug. 3, 2022 – Repairs at the Canadian Pacific Railroad crossing on Iowa 70 in Columbus Junction will require closing the roadway to traffic for one day starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Rail Transportation. Motorists will be directed to use an official off-site detour (see map). The detour from Iowa 92 to Iowa 70 will follow northbound 2nd Street, and from Iowa 70 to...

Bridge closure on Muscatine County Road X-54 over Sugar Creek begins Tuesday, July 5

June 24, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – June 24, 2022 – Bridge deck overlay work on the existing bridge over Sugar Creek on Muscatine County Road X-54 at the junction with U.S. 6 will require closing the roadway and bridge to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, until mid-August, weather depending, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. During construction, through traffic will be detoured using Muscatine County Road X-54/Moscow Road (south and north), Muscatine County Road F-70/155th...

BRIDGE CLOSURE ON IOWA 78 OVER HONEY CREEK IN LOUISA COUNTY BEGINS MONDAY, MAY 23

May 13, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – May 13, 2022 – Replacement of the existing Iowa Highway 78 bridge over Honey Creek, about 1.8 miles west of U.S. 61 in Louisa County, will require closing the road to traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, May 23 until about mid-July, weather depending, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. The project involves removing the existing 151-foot long x 26-foot wide steel beam bridge and replacing it with a triple 12-foot wide x...

INTERMITTENT NIGHTTIME LANE AND RAMP CLOSURES ON U.S. 34 BRIDGE IN BURLINGTON BEGIN MONDAY, MAY 2

April 28, 2022

Fairfield, Iowa – April 28, 2022 – A bridge cleaning project for the U.S. 34 bridge over the Mississippi River in the city of Burlington will require intermittent nighttime lane and ramp closures in both directions of U.S. 34 beginning Monday, May 2 until Tuesday, May 10, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. Traffic impacts U.S. 34 westbound on-ramp (from Bluff Road) will be closed starting Monday, May 2 from 7 PM to about...

Bridge closure on Iowa 92 over the North Skunk River in Mahaska County begins on Monday, May 2

April 25, 2022

CHARITON, Iowa – April 25, 2022 – Replacement of the existing Iowa 92 bridge over the North Skunk River, about 2.6 miles east of Rose Hill in Mahaska County, will require closing the road to traffic starting May 2 at 7 a.m. until late August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. This project involves replacing the existing three-span I-beam bridge with a three-span, pre-tensioned and pre-stressed concrete beam bridge, installing new guardrail, and paved...

Northbound on-ramp on Iowa 27/U.S. 218 interchange south of Donnellson to close Monday, April 25

April 15, 2022

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – April 15, 2022 – Construction work to widen the U.S. 218 on-ramp onto northbound Iowa 27/U.S. 218 will require closing the on-ramp beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, April 25. The on-ramp closure will last for the duration of the project, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Fairfield construction office. Northbound traffic will be detoured onto northbound Business U.S. 218 (180th Avenue) then onto eastbound Iowa 2 to access the Iowa 27/U.S. 218 interchange in Donnellson (see...

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