Iowa DOT News

August 2014

Lane restrictions and on-ramp closures on westbound I-80 near Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) in West Des Moines begin 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 #iatraffic

August 29, 2014

CRESTON, Iowa – Aug. 29, 2014 – Work to repair the bridge carrying westbound Interstate 80 over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks in West Des Moines will require lane restrictions and closure of the on-ramps to westbound I-80 at Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) beginning Friday, Sept. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. Traffic impact Traffic on westbound I-80 near Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) will be restricted to one lane beginning 8...

Eastbound U.S. 30 closed between Stoney Point Road and Edgewood Road in Cedar Rapids Sept. 2 until Nov. 1 #iatraffic

August 27, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Aug. 27, 2014 – A pavement replacement project will require closing eastbound U.S. 30 between Stoney Point Road and Edgewood Road in Cedar Rapids beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. Traffic impact Traffic on eastbound U.S. 30 will be switched to the westbound lanes, and then back east at the crossovers. The on- and off-ramps to U.S. 151/ Williams Boulevard (exit 248) and off-ramp to...

Southbound I-380/U.S. 218 on-ramp at San Marnan Drive to close at 7 p.m. tonight #iatraffic

August 26, 2014

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Aug. 26, 2014 – In an effort to beat the rain in the forecast, the Iowa Department of Transportation will close the southbound I-380/U.S. 218 on-ramp at San Marnan Drive (exit 72) at 7 p.m. tonight instead of 9 p.m. that was previously scheduled, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. This earlier closure is being made to allow the contractor to complete the paving of the ramp before thunderstorms move into...

Nighttime lane closures on Collins Road at C Avenue in Cedar Rapids begin Sept. 2 #iatraffic

August 26, 2014

MANCHESTER, Iowa – Aug. 26, 2014 – Portland cement concrete patching on Collins Road, at the intersection with C Avenue in Cedar Rapids, will require nighttime lane closures of Collins Road Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 2 and 3, from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office. Traffic impact One lane will remain open to traffic in both directions on Collins Road. Motorists approaching from the south on...

Iowa DOT small equipment auction Sept. 6

August 25, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 25, 2014 – A public auction of state-owned equipment will be held by the Iowa Department of Transportation on its grounds in Ames, Saturday, Sept. 6, beginning at 9 a.m. Equipment for offices and shops, automotive supplies, and many other items are included in the sale. The sale will be held in the auction building south of the Iowa DOT's sign shop on South Fourth Street. Office equipment to be sold includes facsimile machines, laptop computers,...

Labor Day may signal the end of summer, but not the end of road construction

August 20, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 20, 2014 – The dog days of summer are upon us. Many folks will be taking to the road over Labor Day to enjoy the last long weekend until winter sets in. The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of construction season. The Iowa Department of Transportation and the state’s counties and cities continue to have work zones in every corner of Iowa to improve our transportation system. Prior to traveling, we urge motorists to...

Iowa DOT’s driver’s license station in Ottumwa to move this weekend

August 20, 2014

ANKENY, Iowa – Aug. 20, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s driver’s license station at 2830 N. Court Road in Ottumwa will close at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, to allow staff to move equipment to the station’s new location across the street at 2849 N. Court Road. The driver’s license station will remain closed on Saturday, Aug. 23, and is normally closed on Sunday and Monday. The station will reopen in the new location at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday,...

Ramp closures at the I-35/Warren County Road G-14 interchange (exit 65) near Cumming begin Sept. 2 #iatraffic

August 18, 2014

CHARITON, Iowa – Aug. 18, 2014 – A grading and paving project at the Interstate 35/Warren County Road G-14 interchange (exit 65) near Cumming will require closing the southbound on-ramp and northbound off-ramp beginning Tuesday, Sept. 2, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. C.J. Moyna and Sons is the contractor for this $36 million project. Iowa DOT’s construction project website, www.iowadot.gov/travel.html#/highwayconstruction, includes more complete information on major construction projects that will affect travelers across...

Iowa DOT offices closed over Labor Day weekend

August 18, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 18, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will be closing its offices over the Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Aug. 30, through Monday, Sept. 1. All business locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. Iowa DOT driver's license stations All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations will be closed Saturday, Aug. 30, and Monday, Sept. 1 (offices are normally closed on Mondays). The stations will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 8:30 a.m. Office of Vehicle &...

Iowa DOT’s River Place driver’s license station in Des Moines closed temporarily

August 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 15, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s driver’s license station located at 2339 Euclid Ave. in Des Moines has closed due to a fiber optic issue. The facility will remain closed for the rest of today and is expected to reopen tomorrow morning. Persons needing driver’s license services and are unable to wait until the facility reopens, may go to any of the other Iowa driver’s license issuance locations. A complete listing of issuance locations...

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