Iowa DOT News Release



Avoid traffic delays and enjoy the Iowa Farm Progress Show

Posted on: August 24, 2012

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 24, 2012 – The Iowa Department of Transportation and organizers of the Iowa Farm Progress Show have identified the best traffic routes for getting into this year’s show. The show will be held Aug. 28 - 30, at its permanent biennial site east of Boone.

The Farm Progress Show is the largest outdoor farm show in the United States. It presents farmers and ranchers from across the country and around the world with the latest information on machinery, and agricultural products and services.

Farm Progress Show attendees should be aware of potential traffic delays on U.S. 30 and Iowa 17 due to high traffic volumes. To prevent traffic delays, the Iowa DOT is recommending the following preferred traffic routes.  For a local map of access to the site, visit: http://www.centraliowaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6&Itemid=13

To accommodate the high volumes of in- and outbound traffic during the event, both lanes of Iowa 17 will be used for northbound traffic between U.S. 30 and T Ave (Jordan Corner) from approximately 7 - 10 a.m. In the evenings, both lanes of Iowa 17 in the same location will be used for southbound traffic from approximately 4 - 7 p.m.  During these timeframes, T Ave will be closed to through traffic between U.S. 30 and Iowa 17 (Jordan Corner). 

With the change in traffic patterns, Iowa 17 between US 30 and T Ave (Jordan Corner) will be closed to southbound traffic from approximately 7 – 10 a.m. and closed to northbound traffic from approximately 4 – 7 p.m. Aug. 28, 29 and 30.

From the north: Take Interstate 35 south to Exit 111. Take U.S. 30 west to Iowa 17/S Avenue. Continue north on Iowa 17/S Avenue to the visitor parking area.

From the west: Take Interstate 80 east to Interstate 35. Take Interstate 35 north to Exit 111. Take U.S. 30 west to Iowa 17/S Avenue. Continue north on Iowa 17/S Avenue to the visitor parking area.

Locally, take U.S. 30 east to Iowa 17; and then north on Iowa 17/S Avenue to the visitor parking area.

From the south: Take Interstate 35 north to Exit 111. Take U.S. 30 west to Iowa 17. Continue north on Iowa 17/S Avenue to the visitor parking area.

From the east: Take Interstate 80 west to Interstate 35.  Take Interstate 35 north to Exit 111.  Take U.S. 30 west to Iowa 17/S Avenue. Continue north on Iowa 17/S Avenue to the visitor parking area.

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Contact: Andy Loonan at 515-239-1996 or andy.loonan@dot.iowa.gov


Iowa highway in the evening