Iowa DOT News

August 2010

Temporary lane restriction on Iowa 38 in Cedar County begins today

August 31, 2010

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – August 31, 2010 – Milling and resurfacing work on Iowa 38 in Cedar County will require a temporary lane closure from Broadway Street to Farmers Street in Stanwood starting today, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Cedar Rapids construction office. When work is in progress the roadway will be restricted to one lane with a 12-foot width lane restriction. Traffic will be guided through the work zone with a pilot car and...

U.S. 61 traffic changes in Lee County at Harper Lane

August 31, 2010

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Aug. 31, 2010 – The second of two bridge construction projects on U.S. 61 related to the Fort Madison bypass will cause changes to travel patterns beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Mount Pleasant construction office. Traffic is being placed in a head-to-head pattern in the northbound lanes of U.S. 61 to allow the contractor to construct the new southbound U.S. 61 bridge over Harper Lane. The second bridge is...

Iowa DOT small equipment auction Sept. 11

August 31, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 31, 2010 - A public auction of state-owned equipment will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) on its grounds in Ames, Saturday, Sept. 11, beginning at 9 a.m. Equipment for offices and shops, automotive supplies and many other items are included in the sale. The sale will be held in the auction building south of the Iowa DOT's sign shop on South Fourth Street. Office equipment to be sold includes copiers, facsimile machines,...

Lane restrictions on U.S. 59 begin Sept. 8

August 30, 2010

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2010 – Two separate road maintenance projects on U.S. 59 will require lane and width limit restrictions through the work zones, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 8, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Cherokee construction office. Motorists will be assisted by flaggers and pilot cars for both projects. · U.S. 59 between U.S. 30 near Denison, and Ida County Road D-54, one mile north of Schleswig, will reduce the roadway to one lane...

Overnight lane restrictions on I-380 in Cedar Rapids begin tonight

August 30, 2010

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2010 – Traffic sign work will require closure of the exit ramp from southbound Interstate 380 to eastbound U.S. 30 today and Tuesday, Aug. 31 between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Cedar Rapids construction office. In addition, lane restrictions will occur on both directions of I-380 between U.S. 30 and 33rd Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 1 and Thursday, Sept. 2 between 7 p.m. and 6...

Overnight lane restrictions on I-80 in Iowa County begin tonight

August 30, 2010

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2010 – Asphalt joint and crack sealing work will require restricting the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 from I-380 to U.S. 151 in Iowa County beginning overnight tonight from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Cedar Rapids construction office. The lane restrictions will be in place overnights through Friday morning and then restart Tuesday night, Sept. 7 and continue in the overnight hours until Friday...

Overnight lane restrictions on I-380 near Evansdale begin Sept. 6

August 30, 2010

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2010 – Patching and sealing work on the Interstate 380 from the east junction with U.S. 20 to near Evansdale will require temporary lane closures within the work zone starting Monday night, Sept. 6 and ending Monday, Sept. 20, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) New Hampton construction office. Work will take place between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 p.m. Sunday...

Overcoming loss and traumatic injury: Why victims are helping save others’ lives

August 30, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2010 – Several recent multiple fatal crashes on Iowa highways once again emphasize the need for seat belt use -- by all passengers all the time. So far in August, 50 motorists and passengers have been killed on Iowa highways. According to law enforcement, if seat belts had not been used, 25 more lives may have been lost. Iowa law enforcement officers keep a “Life Toll” of motorists and passengers who would likely have been...

Second Sweet Ride promotion kicks off

August 30, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2010 – One lucky - and safe - Iowa teen will win a brand new Ford Focus as part of the second Sweet Ride on the Safe Side education promotion. To assist in educating Iowa youth on the state’s new anti-texting while driving and seat belt laws, Charles Gabus Ford, KDSM-Fox 17 and the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT), as part of the Iowa Traffic Safety Alliance, have teamed up to promote teen driver safety....

Iowa DOT cautions travelers about work zones over Labor Day holiday

August 30, 2010

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2010 – Travel during the upcoming Labor Day 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 U.S. 30 Des Moines...

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