FORT MADISON – The Avenue H from 2nd to 6th Street Reconstruction project has begun.
Effective immediately the following detour has been established: Eastbound Highway 61 traffic will turn North (left) onto 7th Street and proceed to Avenue E, turning right at Avenue E and traveling East to 2nd Street . Westbound Highway 61 traffic will turn West (right) onto Avenue E and proceed to 7th Street, turning South (left) onto 7th Street and proceeding to Avenue H (end of detour). The City of Fort Madison will be assessing the traffic on the detour and placing “no parking” signs as needed to help with the flow of traffic.
This project is a full reconstruction project converting the existing four-lane roadway into a three-lane roadway. This is one of several projects planned for the Highway 61 Business Route. Avenue H from 2nd to 6th Street will be closed during the reconstruction project. Weather permitting, this project should be open to traffic by November 15, 2020. The project has been designed to allow for access to Riverview Park and for traffic to cross the BNSF Mississippi River Bridge during construction.