Highway 196 Detour Begins Monday Morning

A detour will begin Monday morning for highway 196 in Sac County.

The Department of Transportation’s Cherokee construction office says reconstruction of the highway will require detouring traffic beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday until November 25th.

Traffic will be routed west on highway 71 to county M-54… then north to highway 20.  Highway 196 will be reconstructed complete with new bridges from highway 71 to highway 20.  Peterson Contractors of Reinbeck, and Godbersen-Smith Construction of Ida Grove were awarded the 25 million dollars roadway reconstruction project.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey 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.