A bridge replacement project on Iowa 24 near the west city limits of Jackson Junction will require closing the road to traffic beginning Wednesday, April 3, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
Motorists will be asked to follow the marked detour route by taking Chickasaw County Road V-56 in Lawler south to Chickasaw County Road B-44, east to the intersection of B-44 with Fayette County Road V-68 in Waucoma, then north to Iowa 24 at Jackson Junction. DOT-permitted oversize loads are prohibited.
This project is expected to be completed by late August.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey 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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