Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Aug. 8 meeting in Shenandoah

Posted on: August 08, 2017

SHENANDOAH, Iowa – Aug. 8, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Edward May Family Community Center, 1000 Mustang Drive, in Shenandoah.

Order
number

Title

 

Actions
taken

 

Presenter

D-2018-04

Approve Minutes of the July 11, 2017, Commission Meeting

 

Approved

 

Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919

PPM-2018-05

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 132, Iowa Scenic Byway Program

 

Approved

 

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

PPM-2018-06

Administrative Rules
-
761 IAC 163, RISE Program

 

Approved

 

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

PPM-2018-07

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 165, Recreational Trails Program

 

Approved

 

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

PPM-2018-08

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 720, Iowa Airport Registration
-761 IAC 750, Aircraft Registration

 

Approved

 

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

PPM-2018-09

Fiscal Year 2018 State Aviation Program

 

Approved*

 

Shane Wright,
Office of Aviation,
515-239-1048

PPM-2018-10

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – North Liberty

 

Approved
(details below)

 

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

H-2018-11

Transfer of Jurisdiction – U.S. 61 and Iowa 92 in Louisa County

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Mitch Dillavou, director,
Highway Division,
515-239-1124

C-2018-12

U.S. 30 Corridor Prioritization

 

Approved

 

Commissioner Rose,
563-212-3283

*The Fiscal Year 2018 State Aviation Program was partially approved. All recommended projects were approved except the Marion Municipal Airport project, which was deferred for consideration at a future meeting.

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.

North Liberty: Up to $3,070,000 of RISE Funding was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in the reconstruction of approximately 5,220 feet of Kansas Avenue and a roundabout at Kansas Avenue and St. Andrews Drive located on the southwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the proposed site of GEICO’s national auto insurance claims processing facility to support the creation of 307 new full-time jobs and $11,939,340 in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2018.

Transfer of jurisdiction approved
The Commission approved the transfer of jurisdiction of a portion of existing U.S. 61 to Louisa County. The transfer segment extends from near 145th Street north to near 170th Street, a length of approximately 2.7 miles; and a portion of existing Iowa 92 from the new U.S. 61 interchange east to existing U.S. 61, a length of approximately 0.05 mile. Following a transfer of jurisdiction, the county is responsible for all future maintenance and improvement of that roadway and right of way.

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Iowa highway in the evening