Part of U.S. Highway 20 to close Thursday
A portion of U.S. Highway 20 that spans part of Webster and Hamilton counties will be closed from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday for emergency repairs, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.
The closure will affect the portion of the road between Webster County Road P73 and Exit 136 for Iowa Highway 17/Hamilton County Road R21.
In that area, the westbound lanes of U.S. Highway 20 are under construction and traffic had been switched to a head-to-head traffic pattern in the eastbound lanes. According to the Iowa DOT, recent heavy rains have caused potholes to develop in the eastbound lanes, creating the need for the closure and emergency repairs.
During the closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone by using Union Avenue (Webster County Road P73), 220th Street and Iowa Highway 17.