The Iowa Department of Transportation expects the construction cones and barricades along an 8-mile stretch of Interstate 29 in Mills County will be removed in the next week.
The opening of the northbound lanes of I-29 last week eliminated a crossover and head-to-head traffic in the southbound lane west of Glenwood. Southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane until restriping is completed.
“What they’re doing now is taking off the double-yellow stripe,” IDOT District 4 Construction Engineer George Feazell said Tuesday morning. “We’re removing the pavement striping we had for head-to-head traffic and getting it back to original condition.”
Feazell said weather conditions will dictate the length of the restriping process in the southbound lanes.
“The removal of that double-yellow (striping) can be a lengthy process,” he said.
Resurfacing of the interstate has been a two-year process and will carry over into next spring. Feazell said some final work around bridges in the northbound lane and permanent grass seeding will be the final phase of the project.