City officials have been notified that the start date for the Highway 6 construction project in Atlantic will be Tuesday, May 26th. The project area is expected to be shut down after the morning rush on the 26th and remain closed until completion.
Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation have said the public will be informed each week through the local media, about detours for Highway 6 in Atlantic. The road is scheduled to be closed from the intersection of Olive Street and Highway 6 (7th Street) east to just past the entrance to Burger King.
In the days leading up to construction, orange “Trailblazing” detour signs with the names of each business will be erected, directing people to those local businesses they would normally have access to on 7th Street.
Signs will also be placed at 7th and Olive directing traffic to 10th Street for local, through traffic. Other, non-local or “Global” traffic will take Highway 173, Interstate 80 and U-S Highway 71 into or around Atlantic.
Project updates will be made available to the media for dissemination to the public on Monday afternoons, following meetings with the contractor, once construction begins. The idea is to keep the public informed on progress being made.