Iowa DOT News

September 2013

Westbound I-235 entrance ramp at the 63rd Street interchange (exit 4) in Windsor Heights will now close Oct. 7 for road construction #iatraffic

September 27, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 27, 2013 – Road construction work on westbound Interstate 235 at the 63rd Street interchange (exit 4) in Windsor Heights will now require closing the westbound entrance ramp beginning 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, until approximately Friday, Oct. 18, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office. The closure had been scheduled to close Monday, Sept. 30. Other westbound I-235 auxiliary lane construction-related traffic information: 63rd Street west- and eastbound exit...

Iowa DOT to close southbound I-35 under the Warren County Road G-14 bridge near Cumming Oct. 1 and 2 #iatraffic

September 27, 2013

CHARITON, Iowa – Sept. 27, 2013 – Nighttime road construction work on the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 under the Warren County Road G-14 bridge near Cumming will require closure of the roadway from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 1 and 2, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. Southbound I-35 traffic will be routed around the road closure using the southbound entrance and exit ramps. Traffic on Warren County Road...

Proposed improvements along Iowa 316 in Polk County to be discussed Oct. 8

September 26, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 26, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8, to discuss the proposed bridge deck replacement on Iowa 316 over the Des Moines River, 3.9 miles north of Iowa 5 in Polk County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Runnells Community Center, 108 Brown St. in Runnells. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format....

Proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 183 in Harrison County to be discussed Oct. 8

September 26, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 26, 2013 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8, to discuss the proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 183 over Soldier River 0.9 mile north of Pisgah in Harrison County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Loess Hills State Forest Building, 206 Polk St., in Pisgah. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT...

Lane and road closures on U.S. 61 and 180th Street in Lee County begins Sept. 27 #iatraffic

September 24, 2013

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Sept. 24, 2013 – Road construction work on U.S. 61 and 180th Street in Lee County, just south of Wever, begins Friday, Sept. 27, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. The project will require traffic on U.S. 61 to be restricted to one lane in each direction at the 180th Street intersection, with a 12-foot width lane restriction in place, and temporary closure of 180th Street at the intersection...

Westbound I-235 entrance ramp at the 63rd Street interchange (exit 4) in Windsor Heights will close Sept. 30 for road construction #iatraffic

September 23, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 23, 2013 – Road construction work on westbound Interstate 235 at the 63rd Street interchange (exit 4) in Windsor Heights will require closing the westbound entrance ramp beginning 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 30, until approximately Monday, Oct. 10, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office. Other westbound I-235 auxiliary lane construction-related traffic information: 63rd Street west- and eastbound exit ramps (exit 4) will remain open while construction is taking place....

Fall harvest season brings increased farm equipment movement on roadways

September 23, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 23, 2013 – Iowa’s wet spring and very dry summer have made for an interesting growing season. With harvest around the corner, motorists will soon be sharing the road with farm vehicles. The Iowa Department of Transportation is urging motorists and farm vehicle operators to exercise caution during the movement of slow-moving equipment on Iowa’s roadways. Already in 2013, there have been 79 crashes with farm equipment causing five deaths. Data for 2012 shows a total...

Nighttime lane restrictions on northbound I-35 north of Ames begin Sept. 22 #iatraffic

September 18, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 18, 2013 – Nighttime road construction work to grind and retexture the pavement on northbound Interstate 35 between 13th Street (exit 113) near Ames and Story County Road E-18 (exit 123) near Story City will require alternating lane closures from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Sundays and from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays beginning Sunday, Sept. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office. This project is expected...

Nighttime lane closures on U.S. 6 (Hickman Road) in Dallas and Polk counties begin Sept. 22 #iatraffic

September 17, 2013

CRESTON, Iowa – Sept. 17, 2013 – A left-turn lane improvement project on U.S. 6 (Hickman Road) in Dallas and Polk counties will require nighttime lane closures from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights beginning Sunday, Sept. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. Left-turn lanes will be lengthened to accommodate more vehicles in both the east- and westbound lanes at five intersections with U.S. 6, including: Warrior Lane Alice’s Road...

Lane restrictions on U.S. 34 in Burlington begin today #iatraffic

September 17, 2013

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Sept. 17, 2013 – Two separate road construction projects on U.S. 34 in Burlington will require lane restrictions beginning Tuesday, Sept. 17, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. Road pavement patching and shoulder widening and paving work on U.S. 34 from Mount Pleasant Street to the Main Street bridge in Burlington will require lane and ramp closures. The contractor on this project is Shipley Construction Co. and Subsidiary of...

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