(CARSON) The overpass on U.S. 59 that spans Iowa 92 near Carson, in Pottawattamie County, has been closed for repairs.
The Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office in Atlantic says an onsite detour is in place utilizing the U.S. 59 and Iowa 92 ramps. Motorists should be aware of signs directing traffic through this area. A 53-foot length limit is in place on this detour.
The overpass was struck by a truck hauling a backhoe on Iowa 92, which damaged the U.S. 59 overpass beams. Engineers have inspected the overpass and determined that the overpass must be closed until repairs can be made. The Iowa DOT is expecting this to be a longer-term closure to allow for the contract bid process and repair work required. The Iowa DOT will provide information about the reopening of the overpass as soon as it is available.