AMES, Iowa – April 8, 2013 –
The Iowa Department of Transportation and city of Ames are lighting up the
night to remind motorists to use extra caution in work zones.
Ames’ gateway lighting on
U.S. 30 near Interstate 35 will be lighted in orange for Work Zone Awareness
Week April 15-19.
Lighting up the gateway at
U.S. 30 and I-35 is especially meaningful as a major reconstruction project on
U.S. 30 begins today just east of the interchange and extends all the way to
Nevada. For more information on this project, go to the Iowa DOT news release.
For calendar year 2013, the Iowa DOT is anticipating
approximately $600 million in repairs to Iowa’s state highway system. Cities
and counties across the state will add to the increased safety of Iowa’s
motoring public with their own improvement projects.
With so many work zones set up in every corner to Iowa,
understanding that the work is being performed to improve the transportation
system and not to inconvenience motorists is key.
For travel information 24/7,
online, anytime, visit www.511ia.org or call 511 (in Iowa) or 800-288-1047
(nationwide). Follow us on Twitter @iowadot or @statewideia511.
Contact: Mark Bortle at
515-239-1587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.