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Bridge replacement closes Highway 151 in Fairfax for 7 months

Cars drive along Williams Boulevard in Fairfax on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Cars drive along Williams Boulevard in Fairfax on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

An Iowa Department of Transportation project to replace a bridge in Fairfax has closed a segment of Highway 151 for seven months.

U.S. Highway 151 in both directions between Prairie Avenue and Church Street closed Monday, with the work predicted to be completed in mid-November.

Northbound traffic is being detoured east on Wright Brothers Boulevard, and then north on Interstate 380 and west on Highway 30 to Highway 151.

The detour for southbound traffic uses the same route in reverse, with traffic going east on Highway 30, then south on Interstate 380 and west on Wright Brothers Boulevard.

Local traffic can get around the closure by using streets in Fairfax.

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