Iowa DOT News

April 2014

Northbound I-29 at the I-29/I-129/U.S. 20 interchange to close Monday at 10 p.m. #iatraffic

April 30, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – April 30, 2014 – Northbound Interstate 29 at the I-29/I-129/U.S. 20 interchange will close at 10 p.m. for approximately 20 minutes on Monday, May 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. This closure will allow workers to install an overhead sign truss. Motorists should expect delays and are encouraged to find alternative routes. Traffic may back up beyond the limits of the work zone and motorists should be prepared...

Iowa 141 bridge over the Middle Raccoon River just east of Coon Rapids to close on Monday for replacement #iatraffic

April 30, 2014

JEFFERSON, Iowa – April 30, 2014 – Work to replace the bridge carrying Iowa 141 over the Middle Raccoon River 0.5 miles east of Coon Rapids will require closing the bridge and detouring traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, May 5, until the end of September, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. During this project, Iowa 141 will be closed and traffic will follow the signed detour through Coon Rapids using Carroll County Road...

Lane closures on Lewis Blvd/Iowa 376 in Sioux City begin Monday #iatraffic

April 30, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – April 30, 2014 –Bridge deck overlay work on the bridge over the Floyd River on Lewis Boulevard (Iowa 376) north of Outer Drive will require a lane closure in each direction beginning Monday morning, May 5, until mid-August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. There will be an 11-foot lane width restriction in the open lanes. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey posted speed limit...

Nighttime full and intermittent road closures on east- and westbound I-80 in Dallas County near Waukee scheduled to begin Monday night #iatraffic

April 30, 2014

CRESTON, Iowa – April 30, 2014 – Installation of dynamic message signs will require full and intermittent road closures on Interstate 80 in Dallas County near Waukee beginning Monday, May 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. Full road closures: Eastbound I-80 at exit 117 (Dallas County Road R-22) near Waukee will be closed to traffic from 9 p.m. Monday, May 5, until 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 6. Traffic will be detoured onto the...

Lane closures on I-29 in Sioux City begin Thursday #iatraffic

April 30, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – April 30, 2014 – Pavement patching work on Interstate 29 near the I-29/I-129/U.S. 20/U.S. 75 interchange will require lane closures in the southbound lanes beginning Thursday morning, May 1, until Thursday, May 15, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. 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...

U.S. 65 in Collins to close May 5 for roadway improvements #iatraffic

April 30, 2014

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – April 30, 2014 – Reconstruction of 0.7 miles of U.S. 65 and the replacement of a highway bridge over a bike trail with a reinforced box culvert at the south end of Collins will require closing the roadway and detouring traffic beginning Monday, May 5, until late October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office. During construction, traffic will be detoured around the construction zone using Iowa 210, Interstate 35, and U.S....

Alternating lane closures on U.S. 6 (Hickman Road) near Clive begin May 5 #iatraffic

April 29, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – April 29, 2014 – Bridge deck repair work on the bridge over North Walnut Creek on U.S. 6 (Hickman Road) between Interstate 80 and Iowa 28 near Clive will require alternating lane closures beginning Monday, May 5, until mid-July, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office. During this project, traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on U.S. 6 (Hickman Road). Access to U.S. 6 (Hickman Road)...

Lane restrictions on Iowa 1 in Johnson and Washington counties begin May 5 #iatraffic

April 28, 2014

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – April 28, 2014 – A hot-mix asphalt pavement resurfacing project on Iowa 1 will require lane restrictions from Kalona to Iowa City beginning Monday, May 5, until November 2014, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. Work will be completed during daylight hours with traffic being assisted through the work zone by flaggers and pilot cars. There will be an 11-foot width lane restriction in the open lane. LL Pelling...

Motorcycle Safety Forum tomorrow in Des Moines

April 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa – April 24, 2014 – The 2014 Motorcycle Safety Forum is a rider-focused event facilitated by Iowa’s motorcycle safety team, a diverse partnership of motorcycle safety advocates; the Iowa Department of Transportation and motorcycle instructors, dealers and riders. This one-day, interactive forum features several presentations, safety displays, an exhibitor tradeshow, and other exhibits. When: Friday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Iowa Events Center, Hy Vee Hall B, 730 Third St., Des Moines Online registration has...

Iowa DOT announces 2014 Urban Youth Corps grant awards

April 24, 2014

AMES, Iowa – April 24, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing five grant awards in association with the Urban Youth Corps (UYC) program. The grants were awarded to the city of Dubuque (Leisure Services Department); Dubuque County Conservation Board; Friends of Hartman Reserve, in Cedar Falls; Iowa County Conservation Board; and Optimae LifeServices, in Iowa City, in conjunction with the Army Corps of Engineers, in Coralville. Funded through a combination of federal dollars and local match, the...

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