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Cyclists are on their way out of town this morning. Like yesterday, we ask that you give yourself some extra time to get where you're going and pay extra attention to your surroundings.

DEPARTURE ROUTE – Tuesday, July 27 (5:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.):

** Route Out
-- Sunkissed Meadows up 7th Street to Central Ave
-- Central Ave east to 11th Street
-- 11th Street to 6th Ave North
-- 6th Ave North, east to MLK Drive
-- MLK Drive to 10th Ave North
-- 10th Ave North, east out of town

**North/South Vehicle Crossing Locations along route (manned by officers):
-- North 9th Street and Central Ave
-- North 15th Street and 6th Ave North
-- North 22nd Street and 6th Ave North
-- All other areas crossing the bike route will be closed to crossing vehicle traffic

** North 32nd Street:
-- North 32nd Street will be closed to thru traffic
-- Northbound traffic should detour on 1st Ave South to 15th Street
-- Southbound traffic should detour on 25th Ave NorthCyclists are on their way out of town this morning. Like yesterday, we ask that you give yourself some extra time to get where you re going and pay extra attention to your surroundings.

DEPARTURE ROUTE – Tuesday, July 27 (5:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.):

** Route Out
-- Sunkissed Meadows up 7th Street to Central Ave
-- Central Ave east to 11th Street
-- 11th Street to 6th Ave North
-- 6th Ave North, east to MLK Drive
-- MLK Drive to 10th Ave North
-- 10th Ave North, east out of town

**North/South Vehicle Crossing Locations along route (manned by officers):
-- North 9th Street and Central Ave
-- North 15th Street and 6th Ave North
-- North 22nd Street and 6th Ave North
-- All other areas crossing the bike route will be closed to crossing vehicle traffic

** North 32nd Street:
-- North 32nd Street will be closed to thru traffic
-- Northbound traffic should detour on 1st Ave South to 15th Street
-- Southbound traffic should detour on 25th Ave North
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Cyclists are on their way out of town this morning. Like yesterday, we ask that you give yourself some extra time to get where youre going and pay extra attention to your surroundings.

DEPARTURE ROUTE – Tuesday, July 27 (5:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.):

** Route Out
-- Sunkissed Meadows up 7th Street to Central Ave
-- Central Ave east to 11th Street
-- 11th Street to 6th Ave North
-- 6th Ave North, east to MLK Drive
-- MLK Drive to 10th Ave North
-- 10th Ave North, east out of town

**North/South Vehicle Crossing Locations along route (manned by officers):
-- North 9th Street and Central Ave
-- North 15th Street and 6th Ave North
-- North 22nd Street and 6th Ave North
-- All other areas crossing the bike route will be closed to crossing vehicle traffic

** North 32nd Street:
-- North 32nd Street will be closed to thru traffic
-- Northbound traffic should detour on 1st Ave South to 15th Street
-- Southbound traffic should detour on 25th Ave North

Make sure to like and follow RAGBRAI Fort Dodge 2021 for official updates and information today and tomorrow. We don't manage that page, but know who does. They're pretty great.

Any questions/comments/concerns posted here are passed on to them. Any posts made by the City of Fort Dodge related to RAGBRAI are courtesy posts to push the information out further.

Stay safe, stay hydrated and have fun!
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Coming into on RAGBRAI and need RV parking?

The RV campgrounds are located at Fort Dodge Senior HIgh (819 N 25th Street) and Dodger Stadium (1930 Elmhurst Avenue). Both are hard surfaced large parking lots and have volunteers monitoring and helping park the RVs.
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Coming into on RAGBRAI and need RV parking? 

The RV campgrounds are located at Fort Dodge Senior HIgh (819 N 25th Street) and Dodger Stadium (1930 Elmhurst Avenue). Both are hard surfaced large parking lots and have volunteers monitoring and helping park the RVs.

Please be extra vigilant if you're driving out and about this afternoon! Help keep EVERYONE safe!Welcome to Fort Dodge, RAGBRAI riders! We anticipate seeing the first wave of riders around 11 am this morning with the majority of riders between 1-3 pm.

Watch for riders. Don t text and drive. And let s give these thousands of riders a fantastic Fort Dodge welcome!
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Please be extra vigilant if youre driving out and about this afternoon! Help keep EVERYONE safe!

Welcome RAGBRAI! The following road closures are in effect today. Please plan accordingly and allow extra time to get to your destination.

Officers will be assigned to each intersection along the RAGBRAI route.

** Vehicle traffic is reduced to head to head traffic on Kenyon Road from HWY 169 to 12th Street starting at 4:00 A.M., lasting until approximately 6:00 P.M.
** South 7th Street from Sunkissed Meadows to Central Ave will be closed to vehicle traffic.
** South 8th Street from 3rd Ave South to Kenyon Road (Detour to 12th Street)
** Central Ave from 3rd Street to 12th Street will be closed.
-- Roads will be closed a ½ block north/south of Central Ave allowing access to alleyways.
** Meriwether Drive will be closed.
** City Parking Lot behind the Trolley Center will be closed. (Being used as a shuttle drop off/pick up)

NOTE: The majority of downtown will remain closed until approximately 2:00 A.M. Tuesday
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City Projects Update

Current Projects - Click here for more information

For Live Bid Openings: Go to our Facebook Page

Name: 1st Ave S & S 15th St Corridor Improvements Expected Completion: Spring 2021

Name: S 30th St & 7th Ave S Improvements Expected Completion: Spring 2021

Name: Southeast Sewer Trunk - Phase 2-4 (12th-13th Ave S from 23rd-28th St) Expected Completion: Spring 2021

Name: Water Softening Project - Plant Expansion Expected Completion: Summer 2021

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