Chillicothe, IA.- The intersection of US Highway 63 and Eddyville Rd., locally called the “Chillicothe turn off” will be undergoing construction to improve safety at that intersection. On September 11, 2023, the intersection will be closed for 25 days to allow for changes to the turn lane from the US 63 southbound lanes onto Eddyville Rd. This change will allow for better visibility for motorists on Eddyville Rd. looking northbound for oncoming traffic. Traffic crash analysis by the local Multi-Disciplinary Safety Team composed of local public safety responders and public transportation professionals, has identified this as a need and subsequently, this project has been funded by Iowa DOT. The detour route will be US 62 Exit 42, otherwise known as the airport exit, onto Wapello County Road 145th Ave., locally known as the Brick Plant Rd. Check our Facebook page for updates.