Highway 965 work to begin after Memorial Day
NORTH LIBERTY– The first stage of major improvements to Highway 965 is set to begin as early as next week. To facilitate the first stage of construction, Highway 965 will be closed north of Penn Street past Pasha Parkway. This stage is expected to last into August, when a second stage, expected to last into November, will begin.
During the first stage, Highway 965 traffic will be detoured along Penn Street to Alexander Way, where there will be temporary traffic signals throughout the project, back to Highway 965 via 240th Street.
While the closure of Highway 965 will be inconvenient for drivers, it will save an estimated 11 weeks of construction time and $400,000 in project costs, compared to other options project engineers explored. And even though a piece of Highway 965 will be closed, businesses around the construction will remain open.
This project is part of Highway 965’s second phase of improvements. This phase includes removal of the highway’s bank at the Scales Bend Road intersection where there will be added turn lanes and traffic signals, a sidewalk and recreation trail along Highway 965, landscaping, additional lanes north of Penn Street, realignment of North Dubuque Street’s intersection and resurfacing of the aging road.
Updates as the project progresses will be available at northlibertyiowa.org/projects.