Road construction on Highway 76 will cause delays in southeast Allamakee County

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) advises motorists of two construction projects that will interrupt traffic around the city of Marquette in Clayton County beginning Monday, August 22, including one in southeast Allamakee County. That project in Allamakee County consists of full-depth patching of the roadway and construction of paved shoulders on Iowa Highway 76 from Marquette north to Allamakee County Road X-52 (also known as Great River Road, the blacktop from Hwy. 76 to Harpers Ferry).

The second project includes placing subdrain and paved shoulders at several locations along U.S. Highway 18 from 145th Street in Marquette to the east city limits of town. Flaggers and pilot cars will be used to assist motorists through each work area. Both projects are expected to be completed by early September, weather permitting.

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the designated 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.