Iowa DOT News

March 2014

Nighttime lane and intermittent full road closures on southbound U.S. 218 and I-380 in Waterloo scheduled for April 2 #iatraffic

March 28, 2014

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 28, 2014 – Motorists should be alert to lane closures and intermittent full road closures of southbound U.S. 218 and Interstate 380 in Waterloo, from East San Marnan Drive (I-380 exit 72) to the northwest on U.S. 218, from 10 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, until 6 a.m. Thursday, April 3, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Intermittent road closures will cause traffic to be held for up to 30-minute intervals...

U.S. 34 west of Iowa 25 to close April 7 for bridge replacement over the Platte River #iatraffic

March 28, 2014

CRESTON, Iowa – March 28, 2014 – Replacement of the bridge carrying U.S. 34 over the Platte River will require closing U.S. 34 west of the Adams/Union County line (1.3 miles west of Iowa 25) beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 7, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. During this project, traffic will be detoured around the construction as listed below (see map). Eastbound traffic detoured south on Adams/Taylor County Road N-64, east on...

Update - Westbound I-80 ramps at U.S. 65 near Altoona to close April 3 #iatraffic

March 28, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 28, 2014 – Contractors will be closing the westbound Interstate 80 exit ramp to U.S. 65/U.S. 6/Hubbell Avenue and the U.S. 65/U.S. 6 entrance ramp to westbound I-80 near Altoona to reconstruct the ramps beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, April 3, until mid-May, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office. Motorists traveling from Hubbell Avenue to westbound I-80 and those from westbound I-80 to Hubbell Avenue will follow the...

May 31 Iowa DOT auction cancelled

March 28, 2014

AMES, Iowa – March 28, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has cancelled the vehicle auction originally scheduled for May 31, 2014. The agency typically holds two vehicle and two small equipment auctions each year. The purpose of the vehicle auctions is to sell government vehicles that have been replaced in the state’s motor vehicle fleet. The May 31 auction has been cancelled due to late arrival of new vehicles into the fleet. Small equipment auctions are scheduled for...

Westbound I-80 ramps at U.S. 65 near Altoona to close April 3 #iatraffic

March 27, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 27, 2014 – Contractors will be closing the westbound Interstate 80 exit ramp to U.S. 65/U.S. 6/Hubbell Avenue and the U.S. 65/U.S. 6 entrance ramp to westbound I-80 near Altoona to reconstruct the ramps beginning at 11 p.m. Thursday, April 3, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office. Motorists traveling from Hubbell Avenue to westbound I-80 and those from westbound I-80 to Hubbell Avenue will follow the signed detour...

Lane restrictions on southeast U.S. 65 bypass in Polk County begin March 31 #iatraffic

March 27, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – March 27, 2014 – Construction of two overflow bridges carrying southbound U.S. 65 traffic near the Des Moines River in Polk County will require shifting all traffic to the northbound U.S. 65 lanes from Monday, March 31, through November 2014, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office. During construction, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction in the northbound U.S. 65 lanes. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet April 2 in Camanche

March 26, 2014

AMES, Iowa – March 26, 2014 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will meet Wednesday, April 2, at the Mississippi River Eco Tourism Center, Rock Creek Marina & Campground, 3942 291st St., near Camanche, in Clinton County. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 10 a.m. Roll call Welcome *Approval of Nov. 14, 2013, meeting minutes 10:15 a.m. *Treasurer report and approval General reports -MRPC (multistate) -Bylaws Committee -Culture and Heritage Committee -Marketing Committee -Transportation Committee -Environment, Recreation, and Agriculture...

Iowa 415 mile-long bridge over Saylorville Reservoir to close for repairs on March 31 at 9 a.m. #iatraffic

March 25, 2014

JEFFERSON, Iowa – March 25, 2014 – Repair work on the mile-long bridge carrying Iowa 415 over Saylorville Reservoir will require closing the bridge and detouring traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, March 31, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. During this project, traffic will be detoured around the bridge using Iowa 415, Northwest 26th Street, Polk County Road R-6F (Northwest 66th Avenue), and Northwest Beaver Drive. This $300,000 project is expected to be...

Iowa Transportation Commission workshop scheduled for Friday

March 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa – March 24, 2014 – The Iowa Transportation Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will meet informally this Friday, March 28, at 8 a.m. for approximately 90 minutes or less via telephone conference call. Transportation-related matters that may be discussed include the development of the five-year Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. # Editor’s note: There are two ways to listen to the Iowa Transportation Commission’s informal workshop session. The broadcast feed and phone lines are active 15 minutes...

Construction on westbound I-235 between 73rd Street interchange (exit 3) and 63rd Street (exit 4) in Windsor Heights begins 8 a.m. Sunday #iatraffic

March 20, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – March 20, 2014 – Construction work to build new sign trusses will require short-term lane closures in both directions of Interstate 235 between 73rd Street and 63rd Street in Windsor Heights beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office. This project will also require shifting both the east- and westbound I-235 lanes and closing the shoulders. The project is expected to be complete by...

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