Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Nov. 4 meeting in Ames

Posted on: November 04, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 4, 2014 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Iowa Department of Transportation headquarters in Ames. 

Order
number

Title

 

Actions
taken

 

Presenter

D-2015-21

Approve Minutes of the Oct. 14, 2014, Commission Meeting

 

Approved

 

Connie Page,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1242

H-2015-22

Transfer of Jurisdiction – Iowa 926 in Fort Dodge

 

Approved

(details below)

 

Scott Dockstader,
District 1 engineer,
515-239-1635

PPM-2015-23

2015-2019 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program Amendment

 

Approved (details below)

 

Stuart Anderson, director, Planning, Programming and Modal Division,
515-239-1661

PPM-2015-24

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – Sioux City (delegation)

 

Approved (details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2015-25

RISE – Story City (delegation)

 

Approved (details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2015-26

RISE – Hull (delegation)

 

Approved (details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

Transfer of jurisdiction approved
The Commission approved the transfer of jurisdiction of Iowa 926 roadway and right of way from the Iowa DOT to the city of Fort Dodge that includes all of Iowa 926, excluding bridges, and lies entirely within the corporate limits of the city of Fort Dodge with a total length of approximately 3.17 miles.  Following a transfer of jurisdiction, the city is responsible for all future maintenance and improvement of that roadway and right of way. For additional information regarding this transfer of jurisdiction, contact Scott Dockstader, District 1 engineer, at scott.dockstader@dot.iowa.gov or 515-239-1635.

Program amendment approved
The Commission approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2015-2019 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. This amendment removes a highway construction project due to development delays, advances a highway construction project forward into FY 2015, and also adds several highway construction projects to the program in FY 2015.  Construction projects in this amendment are expected to begin in calendar year 2015. A list of the project changes for the highway section of the program can be viewed at www.iowadot.gov/program_management/five_year.html.

RISE grant applications approved
The RISE program was established to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads and streets. Iowa cities and counties are eligible for funding in the form of a grant, loan, or combination thereof. Projects must involve construction or improvement of a public roadway. There are two RISE project types: 1) Immediate Opportunity, and 2) Local Development. More information is available at: www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/rise.htm.

Sioux City: Up to $710,381 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in the reconstruction of approximately 2,480 feet of Alicia Avenue located on the south side of town. This improvement is necessary to provide improved access to TrinityRail Maintenance Services Inc., a leader in the freight railcar maintenance and reconstruction industry, to support the creation of 84 new full-time jobs and over $36 million in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by June 2015.

Story City: Up to $323,709 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in the construction of approximately 1,000 feet of Rich Olive Street in the Interstate 35 Business Park on the east side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to four lots totaling more than 32 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by August 2015.

Hull: Up to $410,125 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in the construction of approximately 750 feet of Brown Street, 910 feet of Commerce Street, and a right-turn lane on U.S. 18 on the southwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to 15 lots totaling more than 27 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by July 2015.

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