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Message Monday - Shift happens - especially in work zones

Monday, June 25, 2018

You’re headed down the road at a comfortable cruising speed when you see a “ROAD WORK AHEAD” sign. What do you do? What are drivers around you doing? Are all the cars shifting to another lane? What are the workers you’re about to encounter doing? The best advice when coming up on a work zone is to expect the unexpected and follow these simple guidelines. Pay attention. The most common crash in a highway work zone is the rear-end collision....

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Northbound lanes on U.S. 218 near Salem in Henry County to close June 29

Thursday, June 21, 2018

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – June 21, 2018 – Road construction work on northbound U.S. 218 between Henry County Road J-20 (mile marker 33.68) and River Road (mile marker 38.08) near Salem will require closing the roadway and bridge over Skunk River to traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. The bridge closure and signed detour are expected to be in place for 12 hours....

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