Iowa DOT News Release

Now available: Visit the I-80 Planning Study website to view the third online public meeting

Posted on: February 21, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 21, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a planning study of Interstate 80. The study is being developed and released through a series of technical reports that identify the existing condition of I-80, the way the system is performing, short- and long-term issues, and strategies to improve the route. Each report will be accessible online as it becomes available on the Iowa DOT’s I-80 Planning Study website at:

The third and final online meeting is now available to view on the website. To view the meeting, navigate to, or select the “PUBLIC MEETINGS” tab on the home page, and then select “Meeting 3.” The meeting was recorded allowing persons to view it any time and will be available on the website throughout the duration of the planning study.

Four new technical reports have been included on the website, these include:

  • Existing conditions.
  • Resiliency and vulnerability.
  • Viability of modal options.
  • Tolling considerations.

The Iowa DOT is asking interested parties to take a few minutes to view the online public meeting and review the information on the website. The website also offers a way for those interested to receive future emails or text messages regarding the study. Use the “STAY CONNECTED” link on the I-80 Planning Study website to subscribe.

For information regarding the study, contact the Iowa DOT’s Office of Location and Environment, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, Iowa 50010, phone 515-239-1225 or email To submit a comment online about this project, go to:

The Iowa DOT will be using the hashtag #I80IowaPlan and you can use that key phrase to find relevant tweets about the planning study. When posting to Twitter about the planning study, please use #I80IowaPlan and reference @iowadot in your post.


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