Iowa DOT News Release



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

Posted on: March 14, 2017

AMES, Iowa – March 14, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting Tuesday, March 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-2017-53

Approve Minutes of the Feb. 14, 2017, Commission Meeting

 

Approved

 

Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919

IT-2017-54

Administrative Rules:
761 IAC 4, Public Records and Fair Information Practices

 

Approved

 

Annette Dunn, director,
Information Technology Division,
515-239-1284

MV-2017-55

Administrative Rules:
761 IAC 615, Sanctions

 

Approved

 

Mark Lowe, director,
Motor Vehicle Division,
515-237-3121

PPM-2017-56

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – Davenport

 

Approved
(details below)

 

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

PPM-2017-57

RISE – Rock Valley

 

Approved
(details below)

 

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

PPM-2017-58

RISE – Cedar Rapids

 

Approved
(details below)

 

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

PPM-2017-59

RISE Project Settlement – Burlington

 

Approved

 

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

PPM-2017-60

Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program Funding    Recommendations

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

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

PPM-2017-61

Federal Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendations

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

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

PPM-2017-62

Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program Funding Recommendations

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

Deb Arp, Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1681

PPM-2017-63

Commercial and Industrial Network Modification

 

Approved

 

Phil Mescher, Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1629

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.

Rock Valley: Up to $364,059 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in construction of approximately 2,100 feet of Rock Ridge Drive located on the east side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to 15 lots totaling more than 29 acres for manufacturing, warehouse, and professional office purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2017.

Cedar Rapids: 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 4,800 feet of new roadway with a roundabout in the certified site area located on the southwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to the Cedar Rapids Land and Air Super Park, an Iowa Economic Development Authority certified site of more than 539 acres for light industrial development. The estimated total RISE-eligible project cost is $4,151,281 and the estimated RISE grant is $2,698,333 or up to 65 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 July 13, 2020.

Davenport:
Up to $1,874,533 from the city share of the RISE Fund and $704,155 from the county share of the RISE Fund was approved to assist in the construction of turn lanes on Slopertown Road and on Division Street, intersection improvements on Slopertown Road and Division Street, on Northwest Boulevard and Hillandale Road, and on Hillandale Road and Slopertown Road located on the northwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the proposed site of the Sterilite Corp., a plastic housewares manufacturer. The project will support the creation of 100 new full-time jobs and more than $74 million in associated capital investment. These improvements will also provide improved access to more than 130 acres for future industrial development at the Eastern Iowa Industrial Center, which is an Iowa Economic Development certified site location. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.

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