After City Staff met with Iowa Department of Transportation, the Iowa DOT begin will diverting traffic on the Highway to the on and off ramp every Saturday and Sunday until the Bridge Deck rehabilitation project is completed. Central Avenue will be closed at each end of the project, preventing through traffic from crossing over top of Highway 34, while maintaining traffic on Arch and High Street. To mitigate safety concerns, the traffic lights will be changed to a flashing red condition at the top of each off ramp, adjacent to High and Arch Street.
The DOT will close Central Avenue at Arch Street and High Street for the duration of the project. This is expected to move the completion of the project by six weeks ahead of schedule.