Highway 9 project between Waukon and Lansing underway

Single lane stretches for most of project; Closure with detour from Waukon to Iron Mine Drive begins May 11

A project to resurface and add asphalt shoulders to Iowa Highway 9 between 10th Avenue NW (entrance to Northgate Addition) in Waukon and South Road in Lansing is now underway as of Monday, May 4 and will require lane closures with traffic being directed by a pilot car and flaggers, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) New Hampton construction office.

The project will include replacement of culverts from the north city limits of Waukon to Allamakee County Road A-44 (Iron Mine Drive) on Iowa 9 that will require a full road closure with a marked detour route beginning this Monday, May 11 and lasting until early June. During that closure, motorists will be detoured around the work zone using Allamakee County Road A-44 (Iron Mine Drive) between Highway 9 and Highway 76 north of Waukon to enter/exit Waukon from the north.

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.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through the DOT’s 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 online (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites), or download the DOT’s free online 511 app to any mobile device.

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