Road Closures

Heads up for those who take Hwy 69 between Huxley and Ames.
JEFFERSON, Iowa – July 1, 2024 – If you travel on U.S. 69 between Ames and Huxley you need to be aware of an upcoming road closure that could affect your trip.
Beginning on Thursday, July 11 at 7 a.m., until Tuesday, Sept. 24, weather permitting, crews will close U.S. 69 just north of 280th Street/Story County Road E-57 near Kelley so the Walnut Creek bridge can be replaced with a box culvert.
While U.S. 69 is closed you will follow a marked detour route using Iowa 210, Story County Road R-38, and U.S. 30.
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For general information about this project contact Jenny Hoskins, Iowa DOT Jefferson construction office, at 515-386-8166 or