Iowa DOT News Release

Westbound I-235 entrance ramp at the 63rd Street interchange (exit 4) in Windsor Heights will open tonight #iatraffic

Posted on: October 17, 2013

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 17, 2013 – Partial completion of road construction work on westbound Interstate 235 at the 63rd Street interchange (exit 4) in Windsor Heights will now allow for the opening of the westbound entrance ramp beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office.

Other westbound I-235 auxiliary lane construction-related traffic information:

  • The 73rd Street exit ramp will remain closed until approximately Nov. 7.
  • The three westbound I-235 traffic lanes will remain open while the road work continues between the 63rd Street interchange (exit 4) and the 73rd Street interchange (exit 3).

Commuters are encouraged to take public transit to help mitigate traffic congestion. The Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART) operates several express and local routes between downtown Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs. For routes and schedules, contact DART by phone at 515-283-8100, by email at, or online at             

The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for moving violations are at least double in work zones. As in all work zones, drivers should stay alert, allow ample space between vehicles, and wear seat belts.

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Contact: Dan Zeimen at 515-261-9500 or

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