If you plan to travel on I-280 over the Mississippi River bridge between Friday night and Saturday afternoon, you may want to plan a detour. The Iowa Department of Transportation announced that both directions of I-280 traffic will need to close Friday night to Saturday afternoon due to a pavement patching project.

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On Wednesday, the Iowa Department of Transportation announced that a pavement patching project on Interstate 280 between the Mississippi River bridge and Iowa 22 in Davenport will require closing both directions of I-280 to traffic. That section of I-280 will be closed beginning on Friday night, November 5, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Eastbound I-280 lane closures are scheduled from 7 p.m. Friday, November 5 until 7 p.m. Saturday, November 6. Westbound I-280 lane closures are scheduled from 9 p.m. Friday, November 5 until 1 p.m. Saturday, November 6.

Officials say that during these closures, a 14-foot-4-inch height restriction will be in place. Local travelers should follow a marked detour route using Iowa 22, Business U.S. 61, U.S. 67, and Illinois 92. Through traffic is encouraged to use I-80.

The Iowa Department of Transportation reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones.

As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

Officials want Iowa residents and those traveling through Iowa to know the latest traveler information is available anytime through their 511 system. Motorists can visit 511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter; or download the free app to your mobile device.

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