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Changes made to troubled Cedar Rapids construction zone

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Iowa transportation officials have made some changes to a Cedar Rapids work zone on an Interstate 80 off-ramp that has seen several semitrailers overturn this month.

The problems have occurred at the Ladora exit.

Drivers and law enforcement officials have said the narrow lanes in the construction zone run too close to the edge of the road, causing a number of semi drivers to lose control when their wheels drop of the edge of the pavement.

Now, the Iowa Department of Transportation has widened the lane and plans to add more reflectors to the shoulder.

It will also increase enforcement of the 55 mph speed limit.

The work to repair a bridge deck at the exit is expected to last until September.

(This information was provided by the Associated Press...)

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