Overnight Ramp and Lane Closures at East I-35/I-80 Mix to Begin Monday

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(Des Moines, IA) -- Nighttime construction will change traffic patterns at the east I-35/I-80 mix starting Monday night, June 6th.

The Iowa Department of Transportation's Grimes office says construction work will take place nightly from 9:30 pm to 5 am through at least Wednesday. During those times, several ramps and lanes will be closed, including both I-80 ramps to northbound I-35.

Weather permitting, the Iowa DOT says the construction changes on the night of Monday, June 6th are the following:

  • Crews will close the northbound third lane from the east I-35/80 mix master to SE Corporate Woods Drive (exit 89).
  • The eastbound I-35/I-80 to northbound I-35 ramp (Ramp A) will be closed. Motorists will turn onto Iowa 415 before the mix master and travel to Iowa 160/SE Oralabor Road and go east on Iowa 160 before proceeding back to I-35.
  • The westbound I-80 to northbound I-35 ramp (Ramp E) will be closed. Motorists will travel past the mix master and turn onto Iowa 415, go north and then east on Iowa 160/SE Oralabor Road before turning back onto I-35.
  • The northbound Corporate Woods off ramp will close at 11 p.m. Traffic will travel past the Corporate Woods exit ramp and exit at Iowa 160/SE Oralabor Road (exit 90), then make a u-turn at the intersection and proceed south on I-35 and exit at SE Corporate Woods Drive (exit 89).

Regarding the nights of Tuesday, June 7th and Wednesday, June 8th, the Iowa Department of Transportation's Grimes office has further information on the traffic changes here.

The Iowa DOT is asking motorists to stay alert for any traffic changes, follow signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for violations are at least double in work zones.

Updates in traveler information will be made available through Iowa's 511 system.

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