For those of you driving north to Iowa on highway 65, A Portland cement concrete overlay and patching project on U.S. 65 in Lucas County will require closing the roadway to traffic from the Wayne County line north to U.S. 34 beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, June 16.
During this road construction project, traffic will be detoured using U.S. 34, Iowa 14, and Iowa 2. Work will begin from the south and work north.
U.S. 65 is expected to reopen Aug. 12. Manattâ€™s Inc., of Brooklyn, is the contractor for this $6 million dollar project.
Iowa DOTâ€™s construction project website, www.iowadot.gov/travel.html#/highwayconstruction, includes more complete information on major construction projects that will affect travelers across Iowa this construction season, including specific project details, project detours and traffic impacts, costs, schedules, construction updates, contact information, and an interactive map that includes current projects on Iowaâ€™s interstate and state highways.
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.