Portion of U.S. 59 near Denison to temporarily close for replacement project

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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) – A project to replace a reinforced concrete box culvert will temporarily close U.S. 59 south of Dension.

The project is scheduled to start the morning of July 16 and will temporarily close the roadway to traffic until November 2020 depending on weather, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District (DOT) 3 Office.

Drivers will be directed around the work zone with a detour utilizing U.S. 30, Crawford County Road E-59, and U.S. 59.

The replacement project will cost just over $800,000 with the prime contractor being Midwest Contracting, LLC.

The Iowa DOT would like to remind drivers to use caution, obey all posted traffic signs and signals, including posted speed limits, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least doubled in work zones.

They would like to add that drivers should stay alert, allow plenty of space between vehicles, and always wear seat belts.

The latest traveler information can be found through the Iowa DOT’s 511 system.

Travelers can visit the 511 website, call 511 if they are within Iowa, or 800-288-1047 for those outside of Iowa, stay connected with 511 on Facebook and Twitter or download the mobile app for free. Those interested in Facebook or Twitter alerts can decide whether or not they want statewide, regional, or metro alerts. The links to those for both Facebook and Twitter can be found here.

For those who would like to receive emails or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes traveled. The Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option as well.

To sign up for email or text alerts click here, and follow the step-by-step instructions.

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