Single-lane traffic on Black Hawk Bridge through December 15 due to repair work on bridge rails; Flaggers will guide traffic across bridge

Those who travel on the State of Iowa Highway 9 bridge (Black Hawk Bridge) over the Mississippi River from Lansing to its intersection with the State of Wisconsin Highway 82 in rural Crawford County, WI need to be aware of a construction project that may slow down their trip through the end of next week. That construction project started Monday, December 4 and will last through Friday, December 15, weather permitting, according to information provided by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Construction crews will close the eastbound lane on the bridge so the bridge rail can be repaired. Motorists will be guided across the bridge with flaggers while work is taking place. More can be learned about this project on either of the Iowa and Wisconsin Departments of Transportation (DOT) websites or by following posts on the project’s Facebook page.

The DOT reminds motorists to help keep everyone on the road safer. 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, stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

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