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Iowa 9 bridge over the Turkey River in Howard County temporarily closed starting Monday, April 3

Posted on: March 17, 2023

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 17, 2023 – Beginning on Monday, April 3, weather permitting, and continuing through mid-October, drivers on Iowa 9 will need to be aware of a bridge closure over the North Branch of the Turkey River, 4.3 miles east of U.S. 63 in Howard County.

During this bridge closure, drivers will follow a marked detour route using Howard County roads V-46, A-46, and V-58 to get around the work zone.

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, you should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts. 

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For general information about this project contact Ron Loecher, New Hampton construction office, at 641-394-3161 or