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Engineering & Secondary Road Department

Posted on: November 13, 2019

Upcoming 2020 Road Construction - County Home Road

County Home Road Project 2020

In 2020, County Home Road will be under construction from N Center Point Road to the bridge over Indian Creek, 1/2 mile west of Highway 13.  Construction includes concrete paving, the addition of right and left turn lanes, and roundabouts at the C Ave Ext and Alburnett Road intersections.

Roundabouts were chosen at these intersections for increased safety and traffic flow.  By keeping traffic moving one-way in a counterclockwise direction, there are fewer conflict points and traffic flows smoothly.  Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that roundabouts provide a 90% reduction in fatal crashes and 76% reduction in injury crashes.  The two roundabouts are designed to accommodate semis and agriculture equipment.  Both roundabouts will be single lane and have a 150’ diameter, which is similar to the size of Marion’s roundabout at Alburnett Road and Tower Terrace Road. For additional information on roundabouts please visit https://iowadot.gov/traffic/roundabouts/.

The project is scheduled for letting on February 18, 2020.  Construction is anticipated to start in May and end in October.  The project will be completed in phases in order to minimize the effect on local traffic. Some sections of County Home Road will remain open as other sections are under construction.  The location of the closures will change throughout the project. Through traffic will not be able to use County Home Road to get between N Center Point Road and Highway 13.  A detour, utilizing I-380, Highway 100 and Highway 13, will be posted.

Due to the impact of this project, please go to LinnCounty.org and select “Get Notified” to receive project updates.  Updates via email or text will be sent once work has started. You will need to create a free account for this service and select for which projects you would like to receive notifications.


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