May 12, 2011

Plan ahead: University Boulevard exit will close May 12

by Erin Rosacker

Travel updates

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Construction work on U.S. Highway 30 will close the westbound exit ramp at University Boulevard for 10 working days, beginning Thursday, May 12. The westbound on-ramp and both the eastbound on- and off-ramps at University Boulevard will remain open.

The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will set up a detour exit at Duff Avenue and send travelers west to University Boulevard via South 16th Street. Drivers also can reach University Boulevard by going west on South Fourth Street or Lincoln Way.

When the westbound lanes are reopened in the next few weeks, pavement replacement work will shift to the eastbound lanes of Highway 30. The DOT will close the eastbound on-ramp at University Boulevard for that portion of the project.