Lane restrictions on Iowa 9 near Riceville begin Monday


New Hampton, IA – An asphalt resurfacing project on Iowa 9 in Howard County will impact traffic from the east city limits of Riceville to just east of the intersection of U.S. 63 and Iowa 9 beginning at 7 a.m., Monday, April 21, until early fall, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

At times, traffic will be reduced to a single lane, directed either by a temporary traffic signal or pilot car.

Iowa DOT’s construction project website,, has 2014 project details, including cost, schedules, planned detours, current status, start and completion dates, and more.

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.

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