Iowa DOT News

May 2014

Southbound I-380 lane restrictions at I-380/U.S. 218/U.S. 20 interchange near San Marnan Drive in Black Hawk County begin June 1 #iatraffic

May 30, 2014

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – May 30, 2014 – The next phase of road construction work on southbound Interstate 380 and U.S. 218 near Evansdale will require restricting traffic from two lanes to one lane on the ramp from southbound I-380/U.S. 218 to southbound I-380 and east- and westbound U.S. 20 beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, June 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Motorists should be alert for the possibility of slow or...

Ushers Ferry Road between Blairs Ferry Road and North River Boulevard Northeast in Cedar Rapids to close June 4 #iatraffic

May 30, 2014

MANCHESTER, Iowa – May 30, 2014 – Construction of underground water and sewer lines as part of the Iowa 100 expansion project requires closing Ushers Ferry Road between Blairs Ferry Road and North River Boulevard Northeast in Cedar Rapids beginning Wednesday, June 4, until late August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office Traffic will be maintained from North River Boulevard Northeast to Ushers Ferry Road and south. Iowa DOT’s construction project website, www.iowadot.gov/travel.html#/highwayconstruction, includes...

Update: Proposed improvements on U.S. 69 in Story and Polk counties to be discussed June 10 in Huxley

May 30, 2014

AMES, Iowa – May 29, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 10, to discuss the proposed improvement of U.S. 69 from just south of Iowa 210 north to the south city limits of Ames in Story County. The proposed improvement of U.S. 69 from just north of 118th Avenue in Ankeny to just south of Iowa 210 in Polk and Story counties will also be discussed. Traffic would be detoured during...

Proposed improvements on U.S. 69 in Story County to be discussed June 10 in Huxley

May 29, 2014

AMES, Iowa – May 29, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 10, to discuss the proposed improvement of U.S. 69 from just south of Iowa 210 north to the south city limits of Ames in Story County. Traffic would be detoured during construction using Iowa 210, Story County roads R-38 and E-63 (three-week detour) and Iowa 210, Interstate 35, and U.S. 30 (three-month detour). For more information, see the website listed...

Update: Lane shifts on northbound I-380/U.S. 218 near San Marnan Drive in Black Hawk County begin tonight at 7 p.m. #iatraffic

May 27, 2014

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – May 27, 2014 – Progress on the bridge approach work on northbound Interstate 380 in Waterloo at the San Marnan Drive interchange will allow the contractor to open an additional lane in this location overnight tonight, weather permitting. The contractor plans to make this traffic switch between 7 p.m. tonight and 6 a.m. tomorrow morning according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Northbound I-380 traffic will then have two through lanes in...

Media invited to Roadcheck 2014 June 3-5 in Dallas County

May 26, 2014

ANKENY, Iowa – May 26, 2014 – Thousands of commercial motor vehicles loaded with everything from paper products to windmill parts travel across North American highways every day. In our state, it’s up to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement officers and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to inspect these trucks and assure the drivers are operating safely. While the media doesn’t often get the chance to see Iowa’s officers in action, one targeted enforcement...

Proposed improvement of Iowa 330 in Jasper County to be discussed June 3 in Baxter

May 23, 2014

AMES, Iowa – May 23, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 3, to discuss the proposed improvement of Iowa 330 between U.S. 65 and Jasper County Road F-17. The public is invited to attend the meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Baxter Community School's Commons, 202 E. State St. This public information meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to...

Update: Lane restrictions on U.S.65/U.S. 69 through Indianola begin May 27 #iatraffic

May 22, 2014

INDIANOLA, Iowa – May 22, 2014 – The city of Indianola has announced that a grading and intersection improvement project on U.S. 65/U.S. 69 from just south of Hillcrest Avenue north 0.75 mile in Indianola will require restricting traffic to one lane in each direction (at times) starting Tuesday, May 27, weather permitting. Road construction work on this improvement project will require restricting traffic in the southbound U.S. 65/U.S. 69 lanes to one lane at times. Northbound U.S. 65/U.S. 69...

Iowa DOT releases 2014 Iowa Transportation Map

May 21, 2014

AMES, Iowa – May 21, 2014 – Right now is the perfect time to get out and explore the interesting and sometimes surprising nooks and crannies located along Iowa’s highways and byways. To help you navigate Iowa’s extensive road system, the Iowa Department of Transportation has just released the 2014 Iowa Transportation Map in the standard fold-out paper form, on the Internet, or through a mobile device viewing app. The front cover of this year’s map includes pictures of the...

Update: Lane closures and restrictions continue on northbound I-380/U.S. 218 near San Marnan Drive in Black Hawk County #iatraffic

May 20, 2014

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – May 20, 2014 – Progress on the bridge approach work on southbound Interstate 380 in Waterloo at the San Marnan Drive interchange will allow the contractor to open an additional lane in this location overnight tonight, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Southbound I-380 traffic will now have two through lanes in this area. The contractor closed a second lane for northbound I-380 traffic Monday night, May 19, leaving one through...

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