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Detour on Iowa 44 in Portsmouth begins on Monday, April 3

Posted on: March 23, 2023

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – March 23, 2023 – Drivers who travel on Iowa 44 in Portsmouth need to be aware of an upcoming bridge deck replacement project that may slow down their trip beginning on Monday, April 3 until Friday, July 28, weather permitting. During this project, drivers on Iowa 44 will follow a marked detour around the work zone by using Iowa 191, Shelby County roads F-32 and M-16.

Help keep everyone on the road safer. 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, you should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts. 

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For general information about this project contact Troy Moraine, Iowa DOT Council Bluffs construction office, at 712-366-7442 or