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Repairs to Highway 9 in Decorah will start Monday

Posted: Sun, Jul 9, 2017 3:31 PM

Expect some possible delays starting Monday when driving between Freeport and Decorah.

The Iowa Department of Transportation has awarded a contract worth $526,357.19 to Wicks Construction of Decorah to replace the decking on the Highway 9 bridge over Trout Run Creek.  The project will start Monday.

Crews will do the work in stages, closing two lanes at a time and funneling traffic onto the other two lanes (one westbound, one eastbound).  The two northernmost lanes of the four-lane highway will be closed first.  When those lanes are finished, the process will be reversed.  Crews will grind off the existing layer of pavement and lay down a thin 2-inch layer of pavement.

The work will continue into October.