MASON CITY, Iowa- A major construction project in Mason City is not only impacting drivers traveling east and west through town, but also those on side streets
After going through the Mason City Police Departments crash reports dating back since June 1st there have been 13 accidents on Highway 122 in the construction area, or a block north or south of the construction.
Lee Haines, the owner of Haines Insurance has worked out of his office near the intersection of 4th street SW and Monroe for over 30 years and said this is the most cars he has ever seen at this intersection.
“You need to be patient, that’s about the best you can do,” said Haines. “Be patient and you will get through the intersection eventually."
Those with the Mason City Police Department say a crash that happened at that intersection on Friday stemmed from congestion and grid lock.
The driver of the car headed east on 4th street said she couldn’t see through all of the vehicles and started to creep forward. That is when she was hit by a north bound vehicle.
None of those involved with the crash were seriously injured.