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District 5-Southeast

Lane closure on westbound U.S. 136 at the Mississippi River bridge near Keokuk until Friday, Aug. 11

August 8, 2023

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Aug. 8, 2023 – If you are driving on westbound U.S. 136 from Illinois into Iowa near Keokuk in the next few days you need to be aware of a lane closure at the Mississippi River bridge that may slow down your trip. Construction crews will be repairing erosion and pavement damage near the bridge caused by recent rains and flooding. You may want to consider taking another route if possible. The westbound lane on U.S. 136...

Road closure on Iowa 23 southeast of Oskaloosa begins on Thursday, June 8

June 6, 2023

CHARITON, Iowa – June 6, 2023 – If you are driving on Iowa Highway 23 southeast of Oskaloosa you will need to be aware of a construction project that may slow down your trip. Construction crews will be replacing a bridge with a box culvert at the tributary of Cedar Creek beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, June 8, until August, weather permitting. During this project, through traffic on Iowa 23 will be detoured using Iowa 92 and Mahaska County Road...

Ramp closures on U.S. 61 at Scott County Road F-41 (exit 129) near Long Grove begin on Monday, June 5

May 30, 2023

DAVENPORT, Iowa – May 30, 2023 – If you drive on U.S. 61 near Long Grove in Scott County there’s a construction project that may slow down your trip. Crews working on concrete reconstruction work at the interchange will need to close the southbound exit ramp and the northbound entrance ramp off U.S. 61 at Scott County Road F-41 (exit 129) from Monday, June 5 until Friday, Sept. 8, weather permitting. While these ramp closures are taking place, traffic will...

Temporary closure of Iowa 21 at the junction with Iowa 92 in Keokuk County begins on Monday, May 8

May 2, 2023

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – May 2, 2023 – If you travel on Iowa 21 in Keokuk County you need to be aware of an upcoming road construction project that may slow down your trip. Beginning on Monday, May 8 until mid-June, weather permitting, Iowa 21 at the junction with Iowa 92 north of Delta will be closed so crews can make intersection improvements and reconstruct the Iowa 92 roadway. While crews work on this phase of the Iowa 92 intersection reconstruction...

Warren County Road G-64 bridge over I-35 near Truro to temporarily close on Wednesday, May 3

April 24, 2023

CHARITON, Iowa – April 24, 2023 – If you are driving on Warren County Road G-64 near Truro in the coming weeks you will need to be aware of a bridge deck overlay project over Interstate 35 that could slow your trip beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, May 3, until late June, weather permitting. As we work the bridge, Warren County Road G-64 will be closed (see map). Until we get the bridge finished, you’ll need to follow these detour...

Lane Restrictions on U.S. 34 in Monroe County begin on Thursday, May 4

April 24, 2023

CHARITON, Iowa – April 24, 2023 – If you travel on U.S. 34 about 4.5 miles west of Albia you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip. Beginning on Thursday, May 4 until late July, weather permitting, construction crews will work on a bridge deck overlay on the U.S. 34 bridge over the BNSF Railroad, 4.5 miles west of the junction of Iowa 5/U.S.34 in Albia. Intermittent lane closures, a 10-foot lane-width...

Lane-width restriction on U.S. 65 in Wayne County begins on Monday, April 10

March 31, 2023

CHARITON, Iowa – March 31, 2023 – If you travel on U.S. 65 south of Iowa 2 in Wayne County you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip. Beginning on Monday, April 10 until late-November, weather permitting, construction crews will work on the U.S. 65 bridge over Caleb Creek, two miles south of Wayne County Road J-46. Intermittent lane closures and a 15-foot-two-inch lane-width restriction will be in place as crews work...

Lane-width restriction on U.S. 63 south of Ottumwa begins on Monday, April 10

March 31, 2023

CHARITON, Iowa – March 31, 2023 – If you travel on U.S. 63 south of Ottumwa you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip. Beginning on Monday, April 10 until mid-November, weather permitting, construction crews will work on the U.S. 63 bridges over Village Creek, 3.1 miles south of U.S. 34, and Little Soap Creek, 1.9 miles north of the Davis County line. Intermittent lane closures and a 10-foot-two-inch lane-width restriction will...

Road construction on Iowa 1/Iowa 78 in Washington County begins on Monday, April 3

March 24, 2023

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – March 24, 2023 – If you travel on Iowa 1/Iowa 78 in Washington County you need to be aware of an upcoming road construction project that may slow down your trip. Beginning on Monday, April 3 until late October, weather permitting, the roadway from just east of the Keokuk County line to the west side of Brighton will be closed so crews can replace a culvert and reconstruct the roadway. Construction work will be completed in two...

Warren County Road G-50 bridge over I-35 near Saint Charles to temporarily close Sunday, March 12

March 2, 2023

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – March 2, 2023 – Construction work on the Warren County Road G-50 bridge over Interstate 35, near Saint Charles, requires closing the bridge to traffic in both directions (see map) starting Sunday, March 12 through early May, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. During this closure, motorists traveling on I-35 and using the I-35 interchange (Exit 52) to cross the Warren County Road G-50 bridge will be directed to the following...

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