Iowa DOT News Release

Interstate 680 construction site closed #MoRiver

Posted on: September 27, 2011

 AMES, Iowa – Sept. 27, 2011 – The Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) is notifying the media and other persons interested in the I-680 construction site that it is presently closed to all persons, except contractor employees and individuals directly involved in the rebuilding project. No media access is permitted at this time.

The contractor is mobilizing its equipment to the site and beginning work using heavy equipment and trucks. The work environment is heavily congested and unsafe for observers. Disruptions to the work flow also impede fast-track recovery efforts. 

There may be opportunities in the future for the media to view construction activities and speak to the contractors. If the situation presents itself, the Iowa DOT will notify the media of the necessary arrangements. 



Iowa highway in the evening