Lane Closures on Southbound U.S. 63

Intermittent lane closures on southbound U.S. 63 between Jefferson Street and Franklin Street in Waterloo begin Feb. 19 #iatraffic

This year marks the second year of a two-year reconstruction project of U.S. 63 in Waterloo, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office.

Beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, weather permitting
Intermittent lane closures will be in place on southbound U.S. 63 between Jefferson Street and Franklin Street with at least two lanes open to traffic. The intermittent lane closures are needed to complete preliminary work prior to beginning reconstruction of northbound First Street. All U.S. 63 traffic will be shifted onto southbound Mullan Avenue in a two-way traffic pattern with a center left-turn lane in early March 2018.

In early March
U.S. 63 from Franklin Street north to Newell Street is scheduled to be closed for reconstruction, which includes building a new highway bridge over the railroad tracks. U.S. 63 in this location will be closed for approximately two years to complete that project. U.S. 63 traffic will be detoured from the junction of U.S. 63 and U.S. 218, by using U.S. 218, Airport Boulevard, and Airline Highway.

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.

For more information about this and other Iowa DOT construction projects in Black Hawk and Bremer counties, follow the Black Hawk and Bremer County Construction Facebook page at!BlackHawkBremerCo.

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