Iowa DOT News

May 2010

Iowa 15 near Ringsted to close June 7 for bridge work

May 26, 2010

BRITT, Iowa – May 26, 2010 – Bridge approach repair work will require Iowa 15 to be closed to traffic at Black Cat Creek north of Emmet County Road A-34 near Ringsted beginning June 7, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Britt construction office. During the closure, Iowa 15 traffic will be routed three miles east to Emmet County Road P-16, and then north to Iowa 9. The project is expected to be completed by late June, weather...

Bridge work on U.S. 34 in Burlington to cause road closure

May 25, 2010

BURLINGTON, Iowa – May 25, 2010 – Bridge repair work has caused a road closure in Burlington, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Burlington garage. Bridge deck patching and repairs have required the closure of North Fifth Street at U.S. 34 in Burlington. The repair work is expected to be completed by late May. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that...

Annual bridge inspections warrant extra caution on I-74 bridges beginning June 1

May 25, 2010

DAVENPORT, Iowa – May 10, 2010 – Routine bridge inspection activities should not disrupt traffic, but will create a need for extra caution on the Interstate 74 bridges over the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities beginning June 1, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Davenport maintenance office. A contractor will provide six engineers to inspect the bridges between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting. While no lane closures are expected, motorists are urged to be...

Proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 14 near Parkersburg to be discussed June 8

May 25, 2010

AMES, Iowa – May 25, 2010 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 8, in Parkersburg to discuss the proposed replacement of the Iowa 14 bridge over Phelps Creek, 0.6 mile south of Iowa 57. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 6 p.m. at the Parkersburg City Hall, 608 Highway 57. This public information meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. No formal presentation...

Impacts on I-80 and I-29 during segment 3 of the CBIS project to be discussed June 8

May 25, 2010

AMES, Iowa – May 25, 2010 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public meeting Tuesday, June 8, in Council Bluffs to discuss the Council Bluffs Interstate System (CBIS) project in segment 3 impacting Interstate 80 from Indian Creek east to Madison Avenue and on Interstate 29 from south of the U.S. 275/Iowa 92 interchange north to the east system interchange. The meeting will be held in Rooms K and L of the Mid-America Center, One Arena...

Westbound I-80 ramp at exit 137 near Ankeny to be closed Wednesday

May 24, 2010

GRIMES, Iowa – May 24, 2010 – Repair work on a tower light will require the exit ramp from westbound Interstate 80 (exit 137) to I-35 to be closed beginning Wednesday, May 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) District 1 field office in Grimes. The closure is expected to be in effect from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday. Traffic should take the 14th Street exit (exit 136) and follow the marked detour during...

Iowa DOT takes next step toward fully automating its motor carrier permitting processes

May 24, 2010

ANKENY, Iowa – May 24, 2010 - On Monday, June 14, the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Carrier Services will take the next step toward fully automating its oversize/overweight load and trip permits process, by ending the outdated practice of receiving permit requests by phone. The last date permit requests will be accepted by phone is Friday, June 11. Beginning June 14, motor carriers requesting oversize/overweight load and trip permits will have three options to request permits: 1....

U.S. 30 road construction causes intersection changes at State Center

May 24, 2010

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – May 24, 2010 – Eastbound U.S. 30 construction activities are restricting turning traffic at Durham Avenue in State Center, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Marshalltown construction office. Due to construction, Durham Avenue is closed until June 11 at U.S. 30. Eastbound U.S. 30 traffic accessing State Center should use Eastman Avenue. The passing lanes normally available in this area are closed due to construction. Due to these lane closures, motorists should exercise caution in...

Asphalt work to restrict lanes on Iowa 415 near Polk City beginning May 26

May 21, 2010

DES MOINES, Iowa – May 21, 2010 – Nighttime patching work on Iowa 415 between NW 26th Street and NW 112th Street near Polk City will cause lane restrictions beginning Wednesday, May 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Des Moines construction office. From 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays through Fridays, the roadway will be reduced to one lane in alternating directions. There will be no lane closures on Friday or Saturday nights. During closures,...

Overnight bridge construction restricts Interstate 80 in Dallas County beginning June 1

May 21, 2010

CRESTON, Iowa – May 21, 2010 – Nighttime bridge construction work will result in temporary lane closures on Interstate 80 from exit 117 (Dallas County Road R-22) to exit 121 (Jordan Creek Parkway in Clive) beginning Tuesday, June 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Creston construction office. When work is in process, I-80 will be restricted to one lane in each direction from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. June 1 to June 3, and then...

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