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Temporary closure of Highway 59 south of Denison to begin July 16

Temporary closure of Highway 59 south of Denison to begin July 16

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A sign foretelling of a project south of Denison on Highway 59/141 is not visible to motorists yet. The sign will be turned when the project commences. The Iowa DOT announced on July 7 that the temporary closure would begin Thursday, July 16. Photo by Michael Burg

July 7, 2020 – The Iowa Department of Transportation's (DOT) District 3 Office in Sioux City announced this morning that a project to replace a reinforced concrete box culvert on U.S. 59 south of Denison in Crawford County will require the closing the roadway to traffic beginning on Thursday morning, July 16, until November 2020, weather permitting.

During this closure, motorists will be directed around the work zone using U.S. 30, Crawford County Road E-59, and U.S. 59.

Midwest Contracting, LLC is the prime contractor of this $805,159 project.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to 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, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

The latest traveler information is available anytime through the DOT's 511 system. Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at; or download the free app to your mobile device.

To receive email or text alerts about traffic incidents, road closures, traffic delays, and other restrictions that affect this highway route or other routes you travel, the Iowa DOT offers the “Your 511” option on It’s easy to subscribe to Your 511 and sign up to receive the email/text alerts. Visit for simple, step-by-step instructions.

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