Detour Announced for Railroad Crossing Repairs

Repairs at the Canadian Pacific Railroad crossing on Iowa 70 in Columbus Junction will require closing the roadway to traffic for one day starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Rail Transportation. Motorists will be directed to use an official off-site detour. The detour from Iowa 92 to Iowa 70 will follow northbound 2nd Street, and from Iowa 70 to Iowa 92 the route will follow southbound 2nd Street to Walnut Street. It is anticipated the detour will be in place for the duration of the construction. Local traffic will have access to Iowa 70 except for the lanes at the railroad crossing (near mile marker 1.13).