Governor Street/Highway 1 at Ralston Creek will close to all vehicles and pedestrians beginning at 6:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019. 

This Iowa Department of Transportation project will replace the bridge over Ralston Creek. Governor Street/Highway 1 will close between Iowa Avenue and Jefferson Street. The closure is estimated to last through the end of June.

Drivers are encouraged to detour using Gilbert Street to Jefferson Street, and then turning on to Governor Street to avoid the closed bridge. Pedestrians should use Lucas Street to Jefferson Street. Detour signs will be posted by the Iowa DOT.  

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A detour map for the Governor Street bridge closure.

Date of publication

Monday, January 07, 2019