Iowa DOT News

September 2008

Iowa and Missouri agree: Farmers can haul across border without

September 30, 2008

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2008 – An agreement between the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) gives farmers who use large trucks to haul property across the state line the limited ability to do so without meeting commercial driver’s license (CDL) requirements. Normally, the CDL exemption granted to drivers of vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more is limited to the farmer’s home state, unless adjoining states agree to...

Fall harvest brings more slow-moving vehicles on Iowa roads

September 30, 2008

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2008 – The nights are getting chilly and it won’t be long before Iowa’s lush green farm fields turn to golden corn and soybeans ready to harvest. With harvest season comes increased traffic from farm vehicles on roadways. Final statistics for 2007 show a total of 196 crashes involving farm equipment. As a result of these crashes, five people were killed and 18 major injuries and 47 minor injuries were reported. Of the total crashes,...

Lane restrictions on Iowa 3 to build turn lane in Waverly

September 30, 2008

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2008 – The construction of a new right turn lane on Iowa 3 at the intersection with 10th Avenue SW in Waverly is causing the roadway to be restricted, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. The turn lane construction is expected to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. The Iowa DOT asks motorists to drive with caution and obey posted signs in the work area. As...

Lane closures on I-35 in northern Iowa to be expected throughout October

September 30, 2008

BRITT, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2008 – Concrete patching work will restrict lanes in both directions of Interstate 35 from Hamilton County to the Minnesota border, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Britt construction office. The patching work on I-35 will periodically reduce the roadway to one 14-foot lane. Travelers should be prepared for sporadic lane closures, even if workers are not present, as the concrete patches cure. The Iowa DOT asks motorists to drive with caution and...

Lane restrictions on U.S. 30 begin Wednesday in Greene and Boone counties

September 29, 2008

JEFFERSON, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2008 – An asphalt joint and crack sealing project will restrict lanes on U.S. 30 near Ogden beginning Wednesday, Oct. 1, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. The project is set to begin in Greene County at Iowa 144 and continue to just before U.S. 169 South in Boone County. The moving project will be conducted on weekdays and Saturdays and is expected to be completed in two weeks, weather permitting....

Sections of I-380/I-80 interchange to be closed overnight tonight and tomorrow night

September 29, 2008

MANCHESTER, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2008 – Sections of the Interstate 380/Interstate 80 interchange in Coralville are scheduled to be closed tonight and tomorrow night, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office. The southbound I-380 to eastbound I-80 loop and the eastbound I-80 to northbound I-380 loops are scheduled to be closed from tonight at 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning for milling and resurfacing. This schedule will repeat Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. Traffic on...

24th Street bridge to be closed overnight Thursday

September 29, 2008

ATLANTIC, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2008 –The Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Council Bluffs Interstate System (CBIS) improvements project will require the closing of 24th Street bridge over Interstate 80 overnight Thursday, Oct. 2. to accommodate the final paving work in the area. The paving will require a one-night closure, weather permitting, of traffic across the bridge from beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 to 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 3. The Iowa DOT has established a CBIS Web site,...

Sign work on U.S. 20 to close shoulders in October

September 29, 2008

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2008 – Installation of delineator posts and sign placement will close the shoulders of U.S. 20in Woodbury County beginning Monday, Oct. 6, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. The shoulder work is set to begin at Interstate 29 and continue to Woodbury County Road L-14 east of Moville on weekdays and Saturdays until the end of October. Motorist are urged to use caution in the work zone. # Contact:...

DOT to paint U.S. 6 lines in Atlantic beginning Oct. 1

September 29, 2008

ATLANTIC, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2008 – The Department of Transportation’s District 4 paint crew is planning to paint the center turn lane striping on U.S. 6 (7th Street) in Atlantic starting Wednesdya, Oct. 1, 2008. The crew will paint the striping through Atlantic in two block increments, so some intersecting streets will not be available for short periods of time. Traffic will be maintained while the work is being done, but motorist will need to be cautious when approaching...

Routine bridge inspection restricts lanes on Iowa 14 in Marion County Monday

September 26, 2008

MARTENSDALE, Iowa – Sept. 26, 2008 – A routine bridge inspection of the mile-long bridge over Red Rock Lake on Iowa 14 in Marion County will restrict the roadway to one lane on Monday, Sept. 29, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. The routine inspection is expected to be in progress from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the roadway reduced to one lane during the inspection. The open lane will be restricted to a 12-foot lane width limit....


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