Iowa DOT News

May 2013

Public Input Requested for Proposed Bridge Replacement on Iowa 281 in Black Hawk County

May 31, 2013

AMES, Iowa – May 31, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 281 over Poyner Creek, 2.3 miles north of Black Hawk County Road D-20. The project provides for replacing the existing bridge with a twin reinforced concrete box culvert. Through traffic on Iowa 281 will be detoured during construction using Black Hawk County roads V-49 and C-66. For general information or to make a comment regarding the proposed...

Iowa 1 Traffic Detoured at U.S. 30 in Mount Vernon Beginning June 3 #iatraffic

May 30, 2013

MOUNT VERNON, Iowa – May 30, 2013 – Road construction work at the intersection of Iowa 1 and U.S. 30 in Mount Vernon will require closing the south leg of the intersection to traffic beginning Monday, June 3, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Mount Vernon City Engineer Dan Boggs reports that Iowa 1 traffic will be detoured around the construction zone from June 3 until approximately Oct. 15. (The detour adds approximately 0.2 mile to the...

Public Input Requested for Proposed Bridge Replacement on U.S. 69 in Hancock County

May 30, 2013

AMES, Iowa – May 30, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 69 over the East Branch Iowa River, 0.6 mile south of Hancock County Road B-55. The project provides for replacing the existing bridge with a continuous concrete slab bridge that is 150 feet by 40 feet. Approximately 1,000 feet of roadway will be reconstructed to be 24 feet wide. The reconstructed roadway will have 8-foot wide shoulders....

U.S. 30 Near Tama Not Expected To Close Due To Flooding

May 28, 2013

AMES, Iowa – May 28, 2013 – While many Iowa roadways continue to be impacted by flood waters, the Iowa Department of Transportation does not anticipate U.S. 30 west of Tama to close due to flooding at this time. If you plan to travel, please check www.511ia.org or call 511 for the latest road closures and restrictions as conditions can change rapidly with anticipated rainfall to come in the next few days. # Contact Lance Starbuck at 515-250-3379 or [email protected].

Iowa DOT Warns Motorists to “Turn Around Don’t Drown®” as Some Iowa Highways Are Covered With Water #iatraffic

May 28, 2013

AMES, Iowa – May 28, 2013 – Nobody can stop a flood. But there are actions travelers can take before and during a flood to protect themselves, their families and property. Several Iowa roadways are currently impassible due to flood waters. The most current information on flooded roadways can be found at www.511ia.org or by calling 511. Avoid flooded areas: “Turn Around Don’t Drown®.” Never drive around barriers that warn you the road is flooded – turn around and find...

I-380 Road Construction from 1.4 Miles North of County Home Road Southerly to 33rd Avenue Bridge in Cedar Rapids #iatraffic

May 23, 2013

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – May 23, 2013 – Road construction work on Interstate 380, from 1.4 miles north of County Home Road southerly to 33rd Avenue Bridge, in Cedar Rapids is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. most nights beginning Tuesday, May 28, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. Lane restrictions and ramp closures will occur in the project area as needed. Southbound I-380: Hot-mix asphalt (HMA) overlay will be placed on...

Iowa DOT’s Council Bluffs Driver’s License Station Operating Normally

May 23, 2013

ANKENY, Iowa – May 23, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Council Bluffs driver’s license station, located at 1751 Madison Ave. Ste. 330, is now operating normally. The driver’s license station’s operations had been limited earlier today by an electrical outage. #

Iowa DOT’s Council Bluffs Driver’s License Station Operating at Limited Capacity Today

May 23, 2013

ANKENY, Iowa – May 23, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Council Bluffs driver’s license station, located at 1751 Madison Ave. Ste. 300, is experiencing electrical problems. Drive tests are being conducted, but issuance of licenses is not available at this time. The Iowa DOT thanks you for your patience. The Iowa DOT will send a notice when the station is again operating at full capacity. #

Iowa DOT Warns Motorists to Not Enter Closed Roadways

May 23, 2013

AMES, Iowa – May 23, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has placed signs, barricades, fencing and other road closure devices at locations on Iowa 9 west of Osage where the roadway was damaged by flooding earlier this week. These traffic control devices are there for a reason, to protect the public. Opening, moving, removing, damaging, altering walking or driving around these road closure devices in any way is not only against the law, it can be extremely dangerous....

Proposed Bridge Replacement on U.S. 6 (Euclid Avenue) in Polk County to Be Discussed June 4

May 23, 2013

AMES, Iowa – May 23, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 4, to discuss the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 6 (Euclid Avenue), over Four Mile Creek and the Gay Lea Wilson Recreational Trail, 1.2 miles east of I-235. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. at the Goodrell Middle School cafeteria, 3300 E. 29th St., Des Moines. This public information meeting will be...

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