Road Work on”Petersburg Blacktop” Planned for 2018

A stretch of highway known as the “Petersburg Blacktop” will see some road work next year.

The Delaware County Board of Supervisors have approved the final plans for the X-47 project, which will run from Old Highway 20 through Petersburg to Highway 3. The project includes nearly eleven miles of hot mix asphalt resurfacing.

County Engineer Anthony Bardgett tells KMCH that the X-47 will be limited to one lane of traffic through the work zone when the project takes place next year.

A timeline for the project has not yet been set, but Bardgett says it will likely be spring or summer. A letting date through the Iowa DOT is set for February 20th.

The X-47 project is estimated to cost about three million dollars, paid with the County’s Farm to Market funds.