A project to set bridge beams over U.S. 61/U.S. 151 in Dubuque will require closing the roadway to traffic from U.S. 151 to Maquoketa Drive south of the city nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14, until 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 18, weather permitting according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office.

During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone with digital message signs and a marked detour using Military Road from U.S. 151 to Maquoketa Drive. The U.S.151 ramp to U.S. 61 north will also be closed during the road closures.

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 our 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at https://iowadot.gov/511/511-social-media-sites); or download the free app to your mobile device.

To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on 511ia.org. It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit https://iowadot.gov/511/511-full-feature-website-help/how-to-videos for simple, step-by-step instructions.

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