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Iowa DOT Services Impacted by Widespread IT Outage

July 19, 2024

AMES, IOWA – July 19, 2024 – Iowa DOT services including driver’s license and ID issuance, vehicle registration and titling, oversize and overweight permitting, and International Fuel Tax (IFTA) and Registration (IRP) are being impacted by the IT outage that has been impacting businesses across the country. We are working to restore service as quickly as possible. However, we cannot guarantee all services will be available until the outage is under control and we can restore any necessary connections. #

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet July 24 in Princeton

July 17, 2024

AMES, Iowa – July 17, 2024 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Wednesday, July 24, at the Princeton Boll’s Community Center, 428 River Drive, in Princeton. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 10 a.m. Roll call Welcome and introductions 10:15 a.m. *Approval of June 14 meeting minutes *Treasurer report and approval *Discuss and approve annual meeting attendance 10:20 a.m. Discuss guidance document Discuss discontinuation of Great River Road app Discuss administrative rules 11:45 a.m. Lunch 1:15...

Ramp closure on westbound I-80 at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) scheduled for Sunday, July 21

CRESTON, Iowa – July 17, 2024 – If you access westbound interstate 80 at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) you need to be aware of an upcoming construction project that may slow down your trip. Crews will be closing the westbound Interstate 80 on ramp near Van Meter (exit 113) beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, until May 2026, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston Construction office. While the roadway is closed, you...

Nighttime lane closures on I-35 and I-235 in Polk County scheduled for July 23

July 16, 2024

GRIMES, Iowa – July 16, 2024 – If you drive near the Interstate 35/I-80/I-235 northeast mixmaster you need to be aware of upcoming nighttime construction work that may impact your trip, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. Beginning on Tuesday night, July 23, weather permitting, crews will close eastbound/northbound I-235 onto northbound I-35 so crews can pour concrete for the new bridge deck at the I-35/I-80/I-235 east systems interchange. The closure is expected to start at...

Daytime ramp closures from eastbound I-80 to westbound I-880 scheduled for July 24 and July 25

ATLANTIC, IOWA – July 16, 2024 – If you travel on eastbound Interstate 80 to reach westbound I-880 in Pottawattamie County you need to be aware of an upcoming maintenance project that may slow down your trip, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 Office. Crews will close the ramp from eastbound I-80 to westbound I-880 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 and July 25, weather permitting, so work can take place....

U.S. 69 near Galt to close on Monday, July 22 for a bridge replacement project

July 15, 2024

MASON CITY, Iowa – July 15, 2024 – If you drive on Iowa U.S. 69 between Iowa 3 and Wright County Road C-54 near Galt you need to be aware of an upcoming road closure at the U.S. 69 bridge over Drainage Ditch #5, approximately 3.7 miles south of Iowa 3, that may impact your trip. Beginning on Monday, July 22, until late September 2024, weather permitting, crews will close the roadway so the U.S. 69 bridge over Drainage Ditch...

Nighttime lane closures on I-35 and I-235 in Polk County scheduled for July 18

July 12, 2024

GRIMES, Iowa – July 12, 2024 – If you drive near the Interstate 35/I-80/I-235 Northeast Mixmaster you need to be aware of upcoming nighttime construction work that may impact your trip, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. Beginning on Thursday night, July 18, weather permitting, crews will close southbound I-35 onto westbound I-235 so crews can pour concrete for the new bridge deck at the I-35/I-80/I-235 east systems interchange. The closure is expected to start at...

Travel Information for Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend

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 – July 12, 2024 – The racing season is now underway at the Iowa Speedway! We would like to ask for your assistance during race weekends. The Hy-Vee INDYCAR Race Weekend is July 12 - 14, with attendance expected to be approximately 25,000 - 30,000 on Saturday and Sunday. Below are some traffic...

Overnight road closure on eastbound I-80 at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) scheduled for Monday, July 15

CRESTON, Iowa – July 12, 2024 – You may notice a delay on eastbound Interstate 80 near Van Meter (exit 113) overnight from 10 p.m. on Monday, July 15 until 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 16, weather permitting. The Iowa Department of Transportation needs to close the roadway overnight at the Van Meter interchange (exit 113) to allow the contractor work on concrete paving. While the roadway is closed, you will follow a marked detour route that will use the...

Bridge replacement on Iowa 3 over the Cedar River in Waverly begins on Aug. 1

July 10, 2024

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 10, 2024 – Upcoming construction work to replace the Iowa 3 bridge over the Cedar River in Waverly will occur from Thursday, Aug. 1, until the fall of 2025, weather and river level permitting. Work will take place during the winter months when possible. While the bridge is closed, you will follow a marked detour route using 10th Avenue Southwest and Cedar River Parkway. Pedestrian access to businesses east of the river in Waverly will...

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