If you've lived in the Cedar Valley for a minimum of 20 minutes, you know that road construction abounds EVERYWHERE. We have solid roads for a total of thirty seconds and then the transportation gods say 'ENOUGH. THERE MUST BE MORE CONCRETE TO TEAR UP.'

I mean, look at all these tweets:

And a personal favorite from a friend of mine:

Notice the date on a lot of those tweets. This has been going on for a while.

First, Cedar Falls and Waterloo fell in love with roundabouts and dismissed the idea of stoplights or stop signs completely. Now, they're moving onto the interstate.

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Per KWWL, "The Iowa DOT New Hampton construction office reports road construction on southbound I-380 will begin on April 11 until mid-September." The Iowa DOT website adds the construction will start at 7 AM on April 11, 2022, and be finished on September 16, 2022, at about 5:00 PM.

Not only that, the article sharing the news adds this: "Construction will require lanes to be closed."

Here's a picture of where the construction will take place, as shared on 511ia.org.

Iowa DOT
Iowa DOT


The exact location will be between Exit 65: US Highway-20 near Raymond and Exit 55: County Road V65 roughly a mile north of Brandon.

KWWL added this into the article they shared regarding how drivers should conduct themselves when traveling through the upcoming interstate construction: "Iowa DOT reminds drivers to stay alert, wear seat belts, and allow enough space between vehicles."

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