NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – June 1, 2012 – Road construction work will require closing the westbound U.S. 20 exit ramp to southbound Interstate 380 near Raymond from 4 a.m. Monday, June 4, until mid-July, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
During this closure, traffic will be routed on U.S. 20 west to Evansdale Drive (exit 68),and then back east to the southbound I-380 ramp.There will be static and electronic message signs in place to direct traffic in this area.
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.
The Iowa DOT has developed a website at www.iowadot.gov/i380/ to provide ongoing information related to the I-380 revitalization project. The site includes project details, corridor facts, a project timeline, emergency detour routes, and photos of the project area and construction activities. Information about the I-380 project is also available on Facebook at www.facebook.com/IowaDOTI380.