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Traffic Pattern Changes at New Floyd Interchange Begin on Monday

A project in the works for over two years is set to mark its biggest milestone.

Pete Hjelmstad with the Mason City District Office of the Iowa DOT says the Highway 18/ 218/27 interchange at Floyd will open on Monday (11.20) afternoon.

Hjelmstad acknowledges that construction has been a challenge for motorists.

Still, Hjelmstad notes that there’s a possibility Mother Nature could put a wrench in their plans, albeit not likely.

Currently, traffic is in a head-to-head traffic pattern using the eastbound lanes and ramps. If you are driving west, you will be switched to the new outside westbound lanes and be able to use the westbound ramps by Monday afternoon. The traffic signals at the eastbound ramp intersection with Floyd County Road T-44 will be switched to flashing red. If you are traveling east, you will still use the eastbound ramps and lanes on Monday.

On Tuesday (11.210, if you are driving east, you will be able to use the outside lane by early afternoon. The eastbound ramps will be only used for eastbound traffic and the temporary signals will be shut off.


Mark Pitz

News Director/Weekdays 10am to 2pm on 95.9 KCHA
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