(ATLANTIC) The Iowa Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be aware of work zones while they are out traveling this 4th of July holiday.
Scott Suhr, District Planner with the Iowa DOT, said there are several projects underway in southwest Iowa.
“If you’re traveling on Interstate 80, we have a couple of bridge projects; one near exit 86 and one near milepost 50 between Walnut and Marne. We’ve got some resurfacing projects that are occurring in Dallas and Polk Counties as well,” explained Suhr. “As far as our local highways around, we’ve got some resurfacing work underway in Page County on Highway 59 and Highway 2, we’ve got some resurfacing work that is probably going to end up starting after the 4th of July; but that will be occurring on Highway 92, and if you’re traveling on Highway 169 in Ringgold County you’ll experience some traffic control devices as we are doing some culvert extensions on Highway 169 north of Mt Ayr.”
Suhr added, “Just want to remind motorists to be safe, drive with caution, and realize that the work is going on out there for a reason and we’re trying to do it as quickly and as safely as possible.”
Motorists can visit www.iowadot.gov or www.511ia.org to view road reports across the state and plan their trips in advance.