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Intermittent closures of I-29 in Sioux City scheduled for Sunday morning, June 23

June 21, 2024

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – June 21, 2024 – If you travel on Interstate 29 in Sioux City you need to be aware of intermittent closures of the roadway starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office. Utility lines fell across I-29 during the early hours of Friday, May 24. Most of the lines were restored that day, but a fiber line needs to be rehung across I-29. Intermittent...

Update: Intermittent closures on the Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing postponed

June 19, 2024

LANSING, Iowa – June 19, 2024 – Due to high water levels on the Mississippi River, the Iowa Department of Transportation is postponing the intermittent short-term closures on the Mississippi River Bridge at Lansing until water levels are safe to resume work. Currently, we do not have an estimation of when work will resume. We will keep you updated when the water level returns to a level that will allow the construction of a new pier and driving the pier...

Bi-Directional Traffic Along the Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City Has Been Restored

June 18, 2024

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – June 18, 2024 – Following repairs, new permanent crossovers, and traffic control modifications, bi-directional traffic has been restored along the Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City on one side of the structure, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office. The westbound lanes of Gordon Drive along the viaduct were closed on May 21 after recently scheduled maintenance findings indicated that a precautionary closure was necessary. The bridge, which carries Gordon Drive/Iowa 12 traffic,...

Tell us what you think about two proposed bridge improvements on Iowa 14 over Brush Creek and Red Rock Lake in Marion County

AMES, Iowa – June 18, 2024 – Tell us what you think about two proposed bridge improvements on Iowa 14 in Marion County and the detour (Event # 6006). Bridge replacement over Brush Creek. Bridge deck overlay on the Mile Long Bridge over Lake Red Rock . All improvements and detours are expected to begin spring of 2025. Traffic will be detoured during construction. The proposed detour would follow IA 92, Marion County Road T-17 and IA 163 in both...

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...

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