Iowa DOT News

March 2009

Resurfacing projects on U.S. 69, Iowa 17 and Iowa 175 to begin Monday

March 30, 2009

JEFFERSON, Iowa – March 30, 2009 – Four hot-mix asphalt resurfacing projects are scheduled to begin April 6, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Jefferson construction office. The following projects will cause traffic to be restricted to one lane. U.S. 69 in Hamilton County · From Iowa 175 to the north city limits of Jewell Iowa 17 in Boone and Hamilton counties · From Boone County Road E-18 to Iowa 175 in Hamilton County Iowa 175...

Overnight work scheduled for I-35 and I-80 on the northeast of Des Moines

March 27, 2009

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 27, 2009 – Two projects are scheduled at Interstate 35/Interstate 80 interchange (east mixmaster) in Des Moines in the coming days. For the next five weeks, beginning Sunday night, March 29 and running overnights until 6 a.m. Friday mornings, there will be intermittent lane restrictions in either direction on I-80 through the northeast mixmaster area. Placement of temporary barrier rail will close the inside lanes in both directions on I-35 from the northeast mixmaster to...

Vote daily for your favorite “Restrain Yourself” public service announcement

March 27, 2009

AMES, Iowa – March 27, 2009 – Now it’s your turn. For the past school year, Iowa high school movie and audio producers have been working on public service announcements (PSAs) to convince their peers to “restrain yourself” from unsafe driving behaviors, including distracted driving, impaired driving, not wearing seat belts, and not paying attention in work zones. Of the entries submitted, 14 videos and six audio student-produced PSAs were chosen to be posted at www.thinkfirstiowa.org for the public to...

Iowa 3 to close at the Iowa/South Dakota border in Plymouth County

March 27, 2009

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – March 27, 2009 – Iowa 3 in Plymouth County will be closed at the bridge over the Big Sioux River beginning Monday, March 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Sioux City construction office. The bridge construction project will cause traffic to be detoured using South Dakota’s Union County Road 2 north to South Dakota 48, then east across the Big Sioux River onto the Big Sioux River Road to Iowa 12,...

Nighttime work restricts lanes on I-280 in Davenport beginning tonight

March 26, 2009

DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 26, 2009 – Construction work beginning overnight tonight will restrict traffic to one lane in both directions on Interstate 280 in Davenport, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Davenport construction office. Crews are expected to be working on a concrete patching project from 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and have the roadway open by 6 a.m. each morning. When workers are present, the open lane will be restricted to a 14-foot wide lane....

Iowa Transportation Commission to hold workshop March 30

March 26, 2009

AMES, Iowa – March 26, 2009 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a workshop Monday, March 30, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Materials Conference Room, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames. The workshop is being held to discuss development of the 2010-2014 Highway Program. While discussions on this matter will be held, no action will be taken at the workshop. # Contact: Jon Ranney at 515-239-1500 or ejon.ranney@dot.iowa.gov

Northbound I-380 lanes restricted today north of the Glass Road NE/NE32nd St. NE interchange in Cedar Rapids

March 26, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – March 26, 2009 – Guardrail repairs will restrict lanes on northbound Interstate 380 in Cedar Rapids today, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). The left lane of northbound I-380 will be closed one mile north of the Glass Rd. NE/NE32nd St. NE interchange in Cedar Rapids until approximately 2 p.m. today. The Iowa DOT urges motorists to use caution in the area, obey posted signs, reduce distractions, and always wear seat belts. #

Light pole installation closes ramp on I-380 in Cedar Rapids this morning

March 26, 2009

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – March 26, 2009 – The entrance ramp to northbound Interstate 380 from H Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids will be closed this morning for crews to set a light pole, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). The light pole installation is expected to be completed by noon. The Iowa DOT urges motorists to use caution in the area, obey posted signs, reduce distractions, and always wear seat belts. #

Road maintenance work may cause traffic slow down on I-74 in Davenport today

March 26, 2009

DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 26, 2009 – Slow-moving maintenance operation to patch portions of Interstate 74 in both directions may cause slow traffic today from the U.S. 67 (exit 4) interchange to I-80 (exit 298), according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). The patching work is expected to be in progress until 3 p.m. this afternoon, weather and schedules permitting. The Iowa DOT urges motorists to use caution in the area, obey posted signs, reduce distractions, and always wear...

Guardrail repair closes right lane of southbound I-280 in Davenport today

March 26, 2009

DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 26, 2009 – Guardrail repairs will close the right lane of southbound Interstate 280 between exit 8 (Iowa 22) and the Mississippi River Bridge today, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). The guardrail repair is expected to be complete by 3 p.m. this afternoon, weather and schedules permitting. The Iowa DOT urges motorists to use caution in the area, obey posted signs, reduce distractions and always wear seat belts. #

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