Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Feb. 14 meeting in Ames

Posted on: February 14, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 14, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames.

 

Order
number

Title   Actions
taken
  Presenter
D-2017-43 Approve Minutes of the Jan. 10, 2017, Commission Meeting   Approved   Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919
D-2017-44 Commission Meeting Dates for June 2017 through May 2018   Approved   Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919
PPM-2017-45 Administrative Rules:
-761 IAC 28, Iowa Transportation Map
  Approved   Stuart Anderson, director Planning, Programming and Modal Division 515-239-1661
H-2017-46 Administrative Rules:
-761 IAC 143, Traffic Signal Synchronization
  Approved   Mitch Dillavou, director,
Highway Division,
515-239-1124
MV-2017-47 Administrative Rules:
-761 IAC 540, Transportation Network Companies
  Approved   Mark Lowe, director,
Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3121
MV-2017-48 Administrative Rules:
-761 IAC 400, Vehicle Registration and Certificate of Title -761 IAC 401, Special Registration Plates -761 IAC 425, Motor Vehicle and Travel Trailer Dealers, Manufactures, Distributors, and Wholesalers -761 IAC 602, Classes of Driver's Licenses -761 IAC 604, License Examination
  Approved   Mark Lowe, director,
Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3121
MV-2017-49 Administrative Rules:
-761 IAC 520, Regulations Applicable to Carriers -761 IAC 529, For-Hire Interstate Motor Carrier Authority -761 IAC 607, Commercial Driver Licensing
  Approved   Mark Lowe, director,
Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3121
PPM-2017-50 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018 Federal Aviation Administration Funding
Preapplications
  Approved   Shane Wright,
Office of Aviation,
515-239-1048
PPM-2017-51 Revitalize Iowa's Sound Economy (RISE) – Wright County   Approved
(details  below)
  Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning, 515-239-1027
PPM-2017-52 RISE – Van Meter   Approved
(details  below)
  Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning, 515-239-1027

 

RISE grant application 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.

Wright County: Wright County: Up to $2,344,478 from the county share of the RISE Fund was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant. The grant will assist in the construction of turn lanes and paving 13,374 feet of Wright County Road C-56, turn lanes on Iowa 17, and turn lanes at the intersection of Iowa 17 and Wright County Road C56 located south of Eagle Grove. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the proposed site of Prestage Foods of Iowa LLC, a pork slaughter and fabrication plant producing fresh and frozen products for sale to retail markets, wholesale markets, further processors, food service operations, and export markets. This project will support the creation of 196 new full-time jobs and $263,986,120 in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.

Van Meter: A funding commitment from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for this Iowa Certified Site through the RISE Local Development program to assist in construction of approximately 2,640 feet of new roadway within the certified site area located on the southeast side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the Van Meter Vision Park, an Iowa Economic Development Authority certified site of more than 288 acres for data center purposes. The estimated total RISE-eligible project cost is $1,121,000 and the estimated RISE grant is $672,000 or up to 60 percent of the total RISE-eligible project cost, whichever is less. The actual award amount is subject to change as project plans are finalized. The certification for this site expires April 28, 2019.

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Iowa highway in the evening