New Hampton, Iowa – A bridge-washing project on the lower sections of the Mississippi River bridge on Iowa 9 near Lansing requires daytime lane closures beginning Tuesday, May 24, until Thursday, May 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.
When daytime lane closures are in place, flaggers will be used to control traffic.
A 9-foot width lane restriction will be in place in the open lane.
The bridge-washing project will remove salt residue and debris that can accumulate on the bridge. Not removing the salt residue and debris will cause corrosion of the steel members of the bridge.
The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the 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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