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Safety upgrades for dangerous highway intersection

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BLACK HAWK COUNTY (KWWL) -

The site of a number of recent crashes is getting a safety upgrade. Last month a man died near the intersection of Cedar Wapsi Road and Highway 218 in Black Hawk County after an RV failed to slow down for stopped traffic at a crash.

The RV rear ended another vehicle, causing a four car pile up that killed 72-year-old James Patten of Jesup.

Now crews are working to install wider turn lanes and new acceleration lanes to help prevent accidents. Lane closures are planned as work continues.

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