Motorists traveling the “Avenue of the Saints” in eastern Iowa had better be on their best behavior today. Iowa State Patrol spokesman Sergeant Robert Hansen says law officers will be out in force along the corridor from the Missouri border to the Minnesota border. Hansen explains what’s happening.The State Patrol, County Sheriffs’ departments and local police along the route will work together to find drivers who’re speeding or committing other violations. Hansen says the saturation project brings all the area law enforcement resources together.The “Avenue of the Saints” includes Highway 218, Interstate 380 and parts of other roadways. The effort will include 61 state troopers, deputies from 13 counties and police officers from various cities along the route.The counties involved are: Benton, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Cedar, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Henry, Johnson, Lee, Mitchell, Washington and Worth. Some of the cities involved include: Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Clear Lake, Coralville, Hiawatha, Hudson, Independence, Iowa City, Jesup, Keokuk, Laporte City, Mason City, Mount Pleasant, Osage, Vinton, Washington, Waterloo, Waverly and West Branch.
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