Iowa DOT News

August 2008

Eastbound I-80 lane restricted in Dallas County for construction work

August 29, 2008

CRESTON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2008 – The installation of temporary flood lighting on Interstate 80 in Dallas County will restrict traffic to one eastbound lane at exit 104 (Dallas County Road P-57) from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 4, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 maintenance office. The open lane is restricted to a 14.5-foot lane width limit. The Iowa DOT asks motorists to drive with caution and obey posted signs in the work area....

Lane restrictions on U.S. 71 in Audubon County due to road construction

August 29, 2008

CRESTON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2008 – Road construction work on U.S. 71 in Audubon County will restrict traffic to one north- and southbound lane between the Audubon County line and Interstate 80 until Oct. 1, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 maintenance office. A 14-foot lane width limit is in place. The Iowa DOT asks motorists to drive with caution and obey posted signs in the work area. As in all work zones, drivers should stay...

Eastbound I-80 to close in western Iowa overnight

August 28, 2008

ATLANTIC, Iowa – Aug. 28, 2008 – Emergency road repairs due to pavement failures will close the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 in western Iowa overnight tonight, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 maintenance office in Atlantic. The closure will be in place from 9 p.m. Aug. 28 to 6 a.m. Aug. 29. Eastbound I-80 traffic will be rerouted at exit 17 near Underwood and then to Pottawattamie County Road G-8L (old Iowa 191) to Interstate 680,...

Iowa DOT cautions travelers about work zones over the Labor Day holiday

August 28, 2008

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 28, 2008 – Travel during the upcoming Labor Day holiday could be slowed somewhat by road construction, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Several projects on state roadways may warrant advance planning on the part of drivers. Details of current construction projects can be found at www.511ia.org. Northwest Iowa Traffic on the Iowa 12 Gordon Drive viaduct in Sioux City is restricted to one 10-foot wide lane in each direction. The restriction is necessary...

Iowa 14 in Lucas and Marion counties down to one lane tomorrow and next week

August 27, 2008

CHARITON, Iowa – Aug. 27, 2008 – Iowa 14 in from just north of U.S. 34 in Lucas County to Marion County Road G-76 will be reduced to one lane for road construction tomorrow, Thursday, Aug. 28 and Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 2 to Sept. 5, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Chariton construction office. The roadwork will reduce the roadway to one lane with traffic assisted by flaggers and a pilot car in the work zone. Traffic...

Southbound I-35 lane restricted in Decatur County for maintenance work

August 27, 2008

FAIRFIELD, Iowa – Aug. 27, 2008 – Maintenance activities on Interstate 35 in Decatur County will restrict traffic to one southbound lane until Friday morning, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 5 maintenance office. The work zone runs between exits 18 to 22. The roadway will be returned to normal traffic after 9 a.m. Friday. Use caution in the work zone. Obey all posted signs. Allow ample space between vehicles, minimize distractions and always wear your seat belt....

Traffic shifts on U.S. 63 in Mahaska County

August 26, 2008

CHARITON, Iowa – Aug. 26, 2008 – Traffic on U.S. 63 north of Oskaloosa at milepost 66 will be routed onto an on-site detour, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Chariton construction office. The detour is due to an ongoing a railroad bridge replacement project on U.S. 63. The Iowa DOT asks motorists to drive with caution and obey posted signs in the work area. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, obey posted speed limits,...

Road construction work on U.S. 69 at Iowa 210 intersection

August 26, 2008

JEFFERSON, Iowa – Aug 26, 2008 – Removal and replacement of turn lane islands and patching will occur on U.S. 69 at the Iowa 210 intersection, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Jefferson construction office. The road work is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Aug. 27 until 4 p.m. Aug. 28, weather permitting. As always, please use caution when traveling through the work zone. Allow ample space between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead of you, minimize...

Lane restrictions scheduled for I-35 in Story and Hamilton counties

August 26, 2008

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 26, 2008 – Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, traffic will be restricted to one lane on Interstate 35 from exit 113 (13th Street in Ames) in Story County north to one mile north of the I-35/U.S. 20 interchange in Hamilton County, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Jefferson construction office. In addition to the lane restrictions, the speed limit has been reduced to 55 mph in the work zone. Traffic will return to normal when...

Temporary closure of I-35 scenic view rest area north of Ames

August 26, 2008

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 26, 2008 – The Interstate 35 southbound Scenic Prairie View rest area has been closed to traffic because of a patching and joint seal project between exit 123 (Story County Road E-18) and exit 116 (Story County Road E-29), according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Jefferson construction office. The scenic rest area will reopen Aug. 27 when the project is completed, weather permitting. The Iowa DOT asks motorists to drive with caution and obey...

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