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Iowa Transportation Commission to meet December 13

December 08, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 8, 2022 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. The public may attend in person if comfortable with doing so. Face coverings are not required and are left to the discretion of each individual. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022 Time Title Presenter 1 p.m. *Approve Minutes of...

Surplus furniture sale at Iowa DOT Dec. 13 & 14

December 05, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 5, 2022 – Are you looking for affordable office furniture? The Iowa Department of Transportation will sell surplus office furniture for $20 each piece (tax included) at our main complex in Ames. WHEN: Dec. 13 & 14 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day WHERE: 800 Lincoln Way in Ames – Northwest wing Please enter from South Oak Avenue. Directional signs will be posted. See a map of the sale location. Items for sale for...

New Iowa 17 overpass in Boone to be celebrated December 7

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 5, 2022 – The City of Boone, Boone County, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Fareway Stores, Inc., invite you to join them in celebrating the opening of the Iowa 17 overpass at a ceremony Wednesday, December 7, 2022. When: Wednesday, December 7 at 3:00 p.m. Where: Cobblestone Inn & Suites, 1900 Lakewood Dr, Boone The Iowa DOT constructed the overpass to improve your safety and traffic flow in the area by allowing traffic to move over...

Temporary overnight closure of westbound I-80 at West Branch (exit 254) in Johnson County scheduled for Monday morning, Dec. 5

December 01, 2022

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Dec. 1, 2022 – Removal of the Wapsi Avenue Bridge over Interstate 80 in Johnson County requires closure of the westbound lanes of I-80 from West Branch (exit 254) to Johnson County Road F-44/ Herbert Hoover Highway (exit 249) from 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. During this closure, westbound I-80 traffic will follow a marked detour route through West Branch (exit 254)...

Proposed Improvements to U.S. 63 to be discussed in Tama on December 6, 2022

November 29, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 29, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to U.S. 63 from U.S. 6 in Poweshiek County to the south city limit of Tama in Tama County. The project will include rubblization and an HMA overlay in Poweshiek County, a PCC overlay in Tama County, and Super 2 enhancements throughout the project. In-person meeting: When: December 6, 2022 between 5 and...

Interstate 380 Right of Way impacts to be discussed in Johnson and Linn counties

November 23, 2022

AMES, Iowa – November 23, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting to discuss a widening project and the Right of Way impacts to Interstate 380 from north of Johnson County Road F-12/120th Street to south of U.S. 30 and rebuilding the interchange with Wright Brothers Boulevard. The focus of this meeting is to show the impacts to adjacent property from the proposed projects. In-person meeting: When: November 30, 2022 between 5:00 and 6:00...

Temporary ramp closure at the I-29/I-680 system interchange near Crescent scheduled for Monday, Nov. 28

November 22, 2022

ATLANTIC, Iowa – Nov. 22, 2022 – A routine maintenance project at the Interstate 29/I-680 system interchange near Crescent requires closing the southbound I-29 to westbound I-680 ramp from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 maintenance office. During this closure, motorists will follow a marked detour route using the loop ramps. The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit 511ia.org; call 511...

Traffic patterns will change at the intersection of U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 at Floyd County Road T-44 south of Floyd on Tuesday, Nov. 22

November 17, 2022

MASON CITY, Iowa – Nov. 17, 2022 – Changes to traffic patterns will occur at the intersection of U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 at Floyd County Road T-44 south of Floyd on Tuesday, Nov. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. Traffic pattern changes Eastbound traffic on U.S. 18/Iowa 27 currently in a head-to-head traffic pattern will be moved to the newly constructed lanes and will use the on/off ramps for access to northbound...

Proposed Improvements to Interstate 80/35 & U.S. 6/Hickman Road Interchange to be discussed in Urbandale on November 22, 2022

November 15, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 15, 2022 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a virtual and in person public information meeting to discuss the proposed improvements to the Interstate 80/35 & U.S. 6/Hickman Road interchange from University Avenue to Douglas Avenue in Polk County. In-person meeting: When: November 22, 2022 between 5 and 6:30 pm Location: Walnut Hills Methodist Church, 12321 Hickman Rd., in Urbandale Description: Iowa DOT staff and project consultants will be present to discuss the proposed...

Iowa DOT and Iowa State Patrol talk about crash response for National Crash Responder Safety Week

November 14, 2022

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2022 – If you are involved in a traffic crash, you’ll likely be relying on a variety of trained professionals to make sure you and everyone else at the scene are as safe as possible. These roadside heroes include our own forces from the Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State Patrol. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 65 first responders died in traffic-related incidents in 2021 in the United States. To...

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