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Published on June 26, 2017

Gundersen Decorah Clinic to be impacted by Hwy. 9 bridge road construction project

When construction begins on the bridge near the Gundersen Decorah Clinic entrance on Hwy 9 in early July, patients will not be able to turn left into or out of the clinic and will need to alter their route.

The construction project, set to begin on July 10, will prevent east-bound traffic from turning left into the clinic. Instead, patients will need to drive past the Gundersen entrance to the stoplight and turn either onto Trout Run Rd or Old Stage Rd. Patients will then need to find a location to turn around to come back onto Hwy. 9 West-bound, where they will be allowed to make a right turn into the Gundersen entrance.

When leaving the clinic, traffic can only turn right. Anyone needing to go east, will have to exit right out of the clinic onto Hwy. 9 west-bound and then drive down to the stoplights, turning right onto Montgomery Street and find a location to turn around.

"We want to apologize to our patients in advance and ask them for their patience during the construction project," says Kathleen Jacobsen, clinic manager at Gundersen Decorah Clinic. "We also ask patients to allow extra time to travel to our clinic for appointments."

According to the Iowa DOT, construction is expected to last three months.

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