Iowa DOT News

June 2010

Iowa DOT cautions travelers about work zones over July 4 holiday

June 30, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 30, 2010 – Travel during the upcoming July 4 holiday may be slowed by road construction, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). Several projects on Iowa’s interstate and state roadways may warrant advance planning on the part of drivers. Central Iowa Due to pavement reconstruction of northbound Interstate 35 between Iowa 175 and U.S. 20, traffic is being routed in a head-to-head pattern in the southbound lanes. The Iowa 17 bridge over the Des...

Iowa highways affected by flooding

June 30, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 30, 2010; 7 a.m. - Flooding continues to affect Iowa roadways, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway. Flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. Also, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, presenting unsafe conditions for motorists. In addition to the state highway closures and restrictions listed below, many county roads and city...

U.S. 30 bypass alternatives for Lisbon and Mount Vernon to be discussed July 13

June 30, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 30, 2010 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 13, 2010, to discuss alternatives for the U.S. 30 bypass of Mount Vernon and Lisbon. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Lisbon High School cafeteria, 235 W. School St. This public information meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. No formal presentation will be made. Iowa DOT...

Wing Ding 32 riders set to rumble into Des Moines today

June 30, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 30, 2010 – With thousands of motorcycle riders set to converge on Des Moines as part of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association’s (GWRRA) annual convention called Wing Ding 32, the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is encouraging all drivers and motorcycle riders to be watchful of each other, especially with the large number of motorcyclists expected to be moving through our state in the days prior to and following the event - June 30 –...

Iowa highways affected by flooding

June 29, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 29, 2010; 11:45 a.m. - Flooding continues to affect Iowa roadways, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway. Flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. Also, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, presenting unsafe conditions for motorists. In addition to the state highway closures and restrictions listed below, many county roads and city...

Overnight lane closure for U.S. 20 in Black Hawk County now scheduled to start Wednesday

June 29, 2010

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – June 29, 2010 – A temporary lane closure on U.S. 20 between exit 230 (Iowa 21) near Waterloo and exit 71A (Interstate 380 and U.S. 218) near Evansdale will begin at 9 p.m., Wednesday, June 30, until 6 a.m. Thursday, July 1, for shoulder pavement patching, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) New Hampton construction office. After the lane is reopened, shoulder closures will be in place until 11 a.m. July 1....

Iowa highways affected by flooding

June 29, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 29, 2010; 8 a.m. - Flooding continues to affect Iowa roadways, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway. Flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. Also, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, presenting unsafe conditions for motorists. In addition to the state highway closures and restrictions listed below, many county roads and city...

Iowa DOT monitoring rising water near Boone

June 28, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 28, 2010 – Officials with the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) are closely monitoring the Des Moines River levels as flood waters encroach on the shoulders of U.S. 30 west of Boone. Because the rate of rising water levels can be unpredictable, Iowa DOT crews are preparing to close the roadway if waters begin to threaten motorists’ safety by covering the roadway and/or bridges. A closing of U.S. 30 is possible this evening. This area is...

U.S. 34 near Pacific Junction closed for bridge demolition work

June 28, 2010

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – June 28, 2010 – U.S. 34 between Mills County Road L-31 and I-29 near Pacific Junction is now closed for bridge demolition work. Traffic will be detoured until the project is complete on Oct. 27 at 6 p.m., according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Council Bluffs construction office. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines...

Iowa highways affected by flooding

June 28, 2010

AMES, Iowa – June 28, 2010; 3:30 p.m. - Flooding continues to affect Iowa roadways, according to Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) officials. Iowans are urged to closely monitor conditions and never enter a water-covered roadway. Flood waters can force a vehicle off the roadway. Also, it is not uncommon for roadways and shoulders to be damaged when flooded, presenting unsafe conditions for motorists. In addition to the state highway closures and restrictions listed below, many county roads and city...

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