County Home Road Improvement Project

County Home Road 2020-2021 Construction Project 

County Home Road will be closed on Monday April 12, 2021.  The  project limits are from N Center Point Road to the C Ave Ext intersection.  The construction improvement project includes concrete paving, paved shoulders, the addition of right and left turn lanes, and single lane roundabouts at the C Ave Ext.

Planned Road Closures - Starting Monday April 12, 2021

County Home Road Limits

Project Details

The project was let on February 18, 2020 and the project was awarded to Horsfield Construction, Inc. of Epworth, Iowa for a cost of $7,934,357.90. The project is funded through Farm-to-Market, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the federal-aid funding swap program through the Iowa DOT.  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 (see link below).

Work is expected to resume on the west half of the project in Spring 2021. The project is scheduled for completion in October 2021.

Project scheduled for lettingComplete
Start DateComplete
October 2020Phase 2 (Gilmore Road to Alburnett Road)
Shouldering, pavement markings, etc.Complete
October 2020Phase 3 (Alburnett Road to Highway 13)Shouldering, pavement markings, etc.Complete
6/9/2021Phase 1 (N Center Point Road to C Ave Ext)Concrete pavingOn Schedule
October 2021
Anticipated completionOn Schedule

Turn Lanes

Turn lanes will be constructed at each intersection, excluding C Ave Ext and Alburnett Road. Designated turn lanes will allow traffic to slow down safely without impeding through traffic by removing turning vehicles from the mainline traffic. Studies have shown turn lanes can reduce rear end and right angle crashes.

Why Roundabouts?

Roundabouts were chosen at C Ave Ext and Alburnett Road for increased safety and traffic flow. In the correct location, roundabouts have been proven safer and more efficient than other types of intersections. Roundabouts provide lasting benefits and value in many ways and are often less costly and more aesthetically appealing than conventional intersection designs. 

Map of County Home Road showing roundabout locations

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