–The Kossuth County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the Iowa Department of Transportation at their meeting Tuesday that will detour traffic off of HWY 18 and onto county roads this spring. County Engineer Doug Miller spoke to the board and discussed where the detour will be implemented.
Miller says the county is covered if the increase in traffic damages any of the roads being used for the detour.
The detour will close HWY 18 to eastbound traffic at Sexton and reroute drivers south on County Road P60. From there drivers will head east on County Road B40 before turning north again at the intersection with HWY 17. Miller says the work is anticipated to begin towards the end of April, and the detour will be in place for about 2 weeks.