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Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 in West Des Moines scheduled for Tuesday, June 25

June 14, 2024

CRESTON, Iowa – June 14, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 west of Des Moines overnight from 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25 until 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, weather permitting. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the road overnight between Jordan Creek Parkway and I-35/80 to allow the contractor to adjust the eastbound lanes to normal traffic patterns. While the roadway is closed, you will follow a marked detour route using...

Iowa DOT offices closed for July 4 holiday

AMES, Iowa – June 14, 2024 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed on Thursday, July 4, in honor of Independence Day. Iowa DOT driver's license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed on Thursday, July 4. The service centers will resume operations Friday, July 5, at 8 a.m. Many people, including commercial driver’s license holders, may be able to complete driver’s license business online at www.iowadot.gov. If you need to...

Travel Information for NASCAR Summer Race Weekend

June 13, 2024

Editor’s note: This news release is being sent through the Iowa Department of Transportation’s news release distribution as a courtesy to the Iowa State Patrol. NEWTON, Iowa – June 13, 2024 – As we prepare for the racing season at the Iowa Speedway, we would like to ask for your assistance during race weekends. The first NASCAR weekend will take place June 14th-16th, with attendance expected to be approximately 30,000 - 35,000 on Saturday and Sunday. Below are some traffic...

Lane closures on I-380 east of Waterloo scheduled to begin on Monday, June 17

June 12, 2024

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – June 12, 2024 – An upcoming bridge painting project located 10 miles east of Waterloo on the U.S. 20 bridges at the east tri-level interchange with Interstate 380 will require lane closures beginning on Monday, June 17, until late July, weather permitting. As you are driving through the work zone you will see containment tarps that will hang down from the structures. Sections of I-380 will be closed in the work zone but traffic will always...

Road closure at the Pottawattamie County Road L-55 bridge over I-80 (exit 23) in Neola scheduled for Monday, July 1

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – June 12, 2024 – If you travel on the Pottawattamie County Road L-55 bridge over Interstate 80 in Neola you should be aware of an upcoming road closure that may slow down your trip. The Iowa DOT’s Council Bluffs construction office announces that both directions of Pottawattamie County Road L-55 at I-80 (exit 23) will be closed on Monday, July 1, weather permitting, so crews work on repairs to the bridge approach and guardrails. If you...

Overnight lane closures on northbound U.S. 218 in Waterloo scheduled for Tuesday night, June 18

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – June 12, 2024 – If you drive on northbound U.S. 218 in Waterloo you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip. Beginning on Tuesday night, June 18, into Wednesday, June 19, weather permitting, crews will install temporary barrier rail and traffic control devices so bridge deck work can take place on a bridge over several streets on northbound U.S. 218. Two open lanes of traffic will be maintained...

Tell us what you think about a proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 over Stoney Creek in Clay County

AMES, Iowa – June 12, 2024 – Tell us what you think about the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 over Stoney Creek, between Everly and Spencer in Clay County (Event# 5966). The new bridge will be 140 feet long x 44 feet wide. This replaces the existing 76-foot-long by 30-foot-wide bridge that was built in 1957. Construction is scheduled to start in the spring of 2026 and be completed in the fall of 2026. U.S. 18 will be detoured...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet June 14 in Muscatine

AMES, Iowa – June 12, 2024 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Friday, June 14, at the National Pearl Button Museum, 117 W. Second St., in Muscatine. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 10 a.m. Roll call Welcome and introductions 10:15 a.m. *Approval of Apr. 12 meeting minutes *Treasurer report and approval 10:30 a.m. Budget *Discuss and approve interpretative sign invoice *Discuss and approve State FY2025 budget 11:45 a.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m. Chair report Discuss Montrose...

580th Street north of U.S. 30 between Ames and Nevada reopens this Friday

JEFFERSON, Iowa – June 12, 2024 – If you travel on U.S. 30 between Ames and Nevada you need to be aware of a traffic pattern change that could affect your trip. This Friday, June 14 at 7 a.m., weather permitting, crews will reopen 580th Street north of U.S. 30. Beginning on Monday morning, June 17, crews will close 590th Street north of U.S. 30 so work can begin to construct a connection to the new frontage road. While 590th...

Actions taken at the Iowa Transportation Commission meeting on Tuesday, June 11

June 11, 2024

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – June 11, 2024 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in Council Bluffs. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, June 11 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2024-53 Approve Minutes of the May 14, 2024, Commission Meeting Approved Cindy Dorhout, Commission assistant, 515-239-1067 TD-2024-54 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2023 Transit Program Amendment (vehicle replacement) Approved Brent Paulsen, executive officer 2, Public Transit, 515-239-1132 TD-2024-55 Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – Fort...

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