Iowa DOT News

April 2008

U.S. 65 closed west of Eldora beginning Monday

April 30, 2008

MARSHALLTOWN , Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation's Marshalltown construction office has approved the closure of U.S. 65 west of Eldora between Iowa 175 and Hardin County Road D-41 beginning Monday, May 5. The closure is necessary to complete a bridge reconstruction project at the site. The project was started in 2007 over the South Fork of the Iowa River and suspended in December 2007 to allow the road to be reopened for the winter. Beginning Monday, a detour...

Iowa 330 near Albion now open

April 30, 2008

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – Road repair on Iowa 330 near Albion in Marshall County has been completed and the highway reopened to traffic, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office. The Iowa 330 closure was due to flooding of the Iowa River, which caused damage to the shoulder and pavement.

Road work scheduled for U.S. 151

April 30, 2008

MANCHESTER, Iowa – Traffic restrictions on U.S. 151 will begin Thursday, May 1, in Iowa County, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (Iowa DOT) Manchester construction office. Traffic will be restricted to one lane, from the east junction of U.S. 6 in Iowa County northeasterly to Fairfax. The restrictions will be in effect through the work area between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Traffic will be controlled using flaggers and a pilot car. Work will consist of sealing cracks...

Underwood rest area dedication event tomorrow

April 30, 2008

Tomorrow's the day for the dedication of the Underwood Rest Area and Welcome Center.

U.S. 30 bridge construction to begin next week in Boone County

April 29, 2008

JEFFERSON, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation's Jefferson construction office has approved a bridge replacement project to begin on U.S. 30 in Boone County, 0.8 miles east of the Greene County line, Monday, May 5, 2008, weather permitting. Beginning May 5, the grading contractor will start constructing an on-site detour. This part of the project will take approximately four weeks, weather permitting, to complete. Traffic should see little impact as this activity will be taking place off of the...

U.S.71 restricted to one lane in each direction in Audubon County

April 29, 2008

CRESTON, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation's Creston construction office has approved an additional two weeks for the contractor to compete work on U.S. 71 from the Audubon County Line to Interstate 80. One lane of U.S. 71 is closed in each direction for construction. The project is expected to last until the end of May, weather permitting. Use caution when driving in a work zone. Obey posted speed limits, always use seat belts and leave adequate room between...

I-80 lanes to be restricted until the end of May in Cass County

April 29, 2008

CRESTON, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation's Creston construction office has approved an additional two weeks for the contractor to complete work now underway on Interstate 80 from exit 57 (Cass County Road N-16) to exit 64 (Cass County Road N-28). The right lane in each direction of I-80 is closed for repairs. The project is now expected to last until the end of May, weather permitting. Use caution when driving in a work zone. Obey posted speed limits,...

Traffic on Floyd County Road B-30 (old U.S. 18) to be detoured beginning Monday

April 29, 2008

BRITT, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Transportation's Britt construction office, in cooperation with the city of Nora Springs, has approved the closure of a bridge on Floyd County Road B-30 (old U.S. 18) for Monday, May 5. The closure is necessary to remove the old bridge and construct a new one. During the closure, traffic will be detoured on Floyd County Road S-70, then south to the Avenue of the Saints (Iowa 27/U.S. 218), then east to Rudd at...

Closure of U.S. 169 bridge over the Des Moines River in Algona postponed until Thursday

April 29, 2008

BRITT, Iowa – Weather has postponed the closure of the U.S. 169 bridge over the Des Moines River in Algona scheduled for tomorrow. The Iowa Department of Transportation's Britt construction office has now approved the closure for Thursday, May 1, weather permitting. The closure is necessary for the contractor to use the completed side of the bridge as a staging area for equipment used to pour the bridge deck on the unfinished side. During the expected 10-hour closure, traffic will...

I-80 lanes to be restricted until the end of May in Cass County

April 29, 2008

The Iowa Department of Transportation's Creston construction office has approved an additional two weeks for the contractor to complete work. . .

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