Weather permitting, beginning at 9:30 a.m. until approximately 11 a.m., on Thursday, Aug. 6, First Avenue will experience periodic closures from Bradford Drive to the Iowa Interstate Railroad crossing.  Each closure will possibly last from 5 to 15 minutes, at which time no through traffic will be permitted on First Avenue. These periodic closures are necessary to facilitate utility relocation work completed by MidAmerican Energy in preparation for the First Avenue Grade Separation Project.                                           

Motorists are to take note of this construction and to seek an alternate route or allow extra travel time during this time period as significant delays will occur. As always, caution should be exercised when traveling through all construction areas. 

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For more information, contact Randy Dunkel, MidAmerican Energy Company, 319-360-4091. 

Date of publication

Wednesday, August 05, 2015