Iowa DOT News

August 2011

Intermittent lane closures on Iowa 192 in Pottawattamie County begin Sept. 6

August 31, 2011

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Aug. 31, 2011 – Road construction work on Iowa 192/South Expressway Street just north of Interstate 29/80 at exit 3 near Lake Manawa will cause intermittent lane closures in both directions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Council Bluffs construction office. Flaggers will be used to control traffic during the closure. The roadway will return to normal traffic patterns when workers are not present. Motorists are asked to...

Lane restrictions on U.S. 61 in Burlington begin Sept. 6

August 31, 2011

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Aug. 31, 2011 – Pavement patching work on U.S. 61 between Kirkwood Street and Mason Road in Burlington will restrict traffic to the outside lanes in each direction from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Mount Pleasant construction office. Motorists will be assisted through the work zone by flaggers. In addition, a 12-foot width lane restriction is in effect in...

U.S. 18 improvement project to be discussed Sept. 7 in Hawkeye

August 30, 2011

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, Sept. 7, to discuss the next phase of construction on the U.S. 18 concrete overlay project between Fredericksburg and West Union. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Hawkeye Community Hall, 102 E. Main St. This public information meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. No formal presentation...

Speed limit reductions on U.S. 65/Iowa 330 in Jasper County begin Thursday

August 30, 2011

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 30, 2011- Speed limits will be reduced to 60 mph along a 1.58-mile section of U.S. 65/Iowa 330 between Iowa 117 and Jasper County Road F-17 beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT). The Iowa DOT plans to install new speed limit signs on Sept. 1, weather permitting. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other traffic signs, and to wear seat belts. #...

Lane restrictions on Iowa 2 in Page County begin Sept. 6

August 29, 2011

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2011 – Road construction work will cause single line traffic in alternating directions on Iowa 2 between U.S. 59 and Page County Road M-32 near Shenandoah beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Council Bluffs construction office. A pilot car will be used to control traffic during the closure. The roadway will return to normal traffic patterns when workers are not present. Short delays are possible. This...

Direct access to Bremer County Road C-50 from Fairview Avenue in Janesville to permanently close Sept. 1

August 29, 2011

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2011 – Direct access from Fairview Avenue to Bremer County Road C-50 in Janesville will be permanently closed beginning Thursday, Sept. 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) New Hampton construction office. This closure will allow the grading contractor to start building the new U.S. 218 interchange with C-50 in Janesville. To access C-50 from Fairview Avenue, motorists will need to travel east on 270th Street and then south on...

Lane restrictions on Iowa 92 in Pottawattamie County begin Sept. 6

August 29, 2011

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2011 – Road construction work will cause single line traffic in alternating directions on Iowa 92 between Pottawattamie County Road L-55, east of Treynor, and Pottawattamie County Road M-16, west of Carson beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Council Bluffs construction office. A pilot car will be used to control traffic during the closure. The roadway will return to normal traffic patterns when workers are not...

Iowa 44 in Guthrie County reduced to one lane beginning Tuesday

August 29, 2011

CRESTON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2011 – Road construction work will cause traffic on Iowa 44 to be restricted to one lane between Guthrie County Road N-70, west of Guthrie Center, and Iowa 4 in Panora beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Creston construction office. A 16-foot width lane restriction will be in place in the open lane. Flaggers and a pilot car will be used to control traffic...

Lane restrictions on I-80 in Johnson County begin tonight

August 29, 2011

MANCHESTER, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2011 – Road construction work will cause lane closures on eastbound Interstate 80 at the interchange with Dubuque Street in Iowa City in Johnson County from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 29 and 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Manchester 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...

Lane restrictions on I-35 in Clarke and Decatur counties begin today

August 29, 2011

CHARITON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2011 – Concrete patching work will cause traffic to be restricted to one lane in both directions of Interstate 35 between Clarke County Road H-45 (exit 29) near Van Wert and Decatur County roads J-20 and R-34 (exit 18) beginning Monday, Aug. 29, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Chariton construction office. The project is expected to be completed by mid-September. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed...

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