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Work zone safety

You will inevitably encounter work zones throughout the construction season in Iowa. Although work zones are evidence that the Iowa DOT is taking good care of its transportation investments and improving travel and road safety for all travelers, these work zones need special attention while moving through them.

roadway condition changes

The Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program will involve multiple work zones throughout the area, which will include a variety of changing conditions, such as:

  • Lane and ramp closures that will change traffic patterns.
  • Barrier rails placed along the roadway to protect workers and motorists.
  • Repainted lane lines to adjust traffic movements through the work areas.
  • Water occasionally dripping off newly poured bridge decks.
  • Unexpected lane shifts.
  • Increased truck traffic and the presence of large equipment and/or materials.

Expect the Unexpected

One of our goals is to get you there safely. To protect other drivers, construction workers and yourself, it is critical to use extra caution when driving through a work zone.

Every year, motorists cause 350 work zone crashes in Iowa. With nearly one work zone accident occurring every day, don't let today be YOUR day.

  • Slow down.
  • Stay alert.
  • Obey the signs.
  • Keep your distance.
  • Pay attention.
  • Expect the Unexpected!

Check out the Iowa DOT's campaign promoting work zone safety!
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