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WATERLOO — A portion of U.S. Highway 63 will close for a week to test a newly installed ground water suppression system.

The Iowa Department of Transportation is expected to close U.S. 63 in both directions between Dane and Newell streets starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting. The closure is expected to last until Nov. 22.

Motorists will be detoured around the construction zone using Airline Highway, Airport Boulevard and U.S. Highway 218.

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area and be aware 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.

For more information about this and other Iowa DOT construction projects in Black Hawk and Bremer counties, follow the Black Hawk and Bremer County Construction Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BlackHawkBremerCo#!BlackHawkBremerCo.

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