Oversized Load Coming Through Fort Madison Today

The Fort Madison Police Department wants to let drivers know that at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18th, an oversized load will be moving through the city on Business Route 61 from 20th Street, east to 330th Avenue. This will cause segments of the roadway to be blocked as the tow unit makes a slow progression along the route. The enormous load size necessitates the use of the entire road width, and all traffic will be diverted by officers ahead of it.

In anticipation of the move, the street department will be clearing obstacles and installing temporary 4-way stop signs at the affected traffic signals.

Should you normally travel this route, it is suggested to use Avenue E around the area until it has been cleared. The hauling contractor is attempting to minimize the disruption and expects to pass through in about an hour.