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Ramp closures on north, southbound I-35 at US 30 interchange begins Tuesday night

The Iowa Department of Transportation says the construction will last until Wednesday, November 24, weather permitting.

AMES, Iowa — Ramp closures will be in effect Tuesday at 7 p.m. at a busy interchange near Ames due to a bridge repair project on the north and southbound lanes of Interstate 35 bridges over U.S. Highway 30.

The repairs are supposed to last until Wednesday, November 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. 

The DOT provided the pdf document below that shows the detours for travelers to take. 

For those heading south on I-35 who want to go east on U.S. 30, the DOT says they will need to exit onto westbound U.S. 30 (exit 111B), travel west on U.S. 30 and exit at Dayton Avenue (exit 150) and then turn back onto U.S. 30 to travel east. 

Eastbound U.S. 30 traffic wanting to go north on I-35 will need to exit at Dayton Ave. and go north onto 13th Street and then turn onto northbound I-35. 

Those heading westbound on U.S. 30 who want to go south on I-35 will need to stay on U.S. 30 and exit at Dayton Ave. and then get back onto eastbound U.S. 30 before using the southbound I-35 ramp. 

The DOT wants folks to remember to drive when caution and obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area. As in all work zones, drivers need to stay alert, allow ample time between vehicles and wear seatbelts.

More information can be found on the DOT's 511 system by visiting 511ia.org or by calling 5-1-1 within Iowa. There are also ways to stay connected through Facebook and Twitter.