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Lane restrictions begin today on southbound U.S. 218 near Janesville

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – June 11, 2012 – Road construction work on U.S. 218 near Janesville will require lane closures in one of the southbound lanes beginning either Monday afternoon, June 11, or Tuesday morning, June 12, weather and contractor schedules permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
Temporary traffic signals will remain in place to control traffic at the intersection of U.S. 218 and Marquis Road/Seventh Street. At the intersection of U.S. 218 and Bremer County Road C-50/Barrick Road the temporary traffic signals have been removed and Bremer County Road C-50/Barrick Road traffic will be controlled by a stop sign. U.S. 218 traffic will travel through the U.S. 218 and Bremer County Road C-50/Barrick Road intersection without having to stop.

With one lane traffic both southbound and northbound, motorists approaching the Janesville area from either direction should expect delays and traffic backups at different times.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limits 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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