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Lane Restriction on Iowa 24 near Calmar Begin April 1

Road construction work on Iowa 24 in Winneshiek County near Calmar will require lane restrictions beginning Monday, April 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

Motorists should look for temporary traffic lights at a bridge two miles southwest of Fort Atkinson with a 9-foot-6-inch width restricted lane to complete replacement of the bridge approaches. This portion of the project is expected to be completed by May 13.

Also, hot-mix asphalt and related paving work on Iowa 24 from Winneshiek County Road V-68 in Jackson Junction east to the intersection of Iowa 24, Iowa 150 and U.S. 52 in Calmar requires restricting traffic to one lane during daytime hours. Motorists will be directed through the work zone by flaggers and a pilot car.This portion of the project is expected to be completed by late July.

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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