Iowa DOT News

September 2014

Iowa DOT to hold public input meetings in Sioux City, Dubuque, and North Liberty this week to discuss the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan

September 29, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 29, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold open-house public input meetings in three Iowa communities this week to discuss and gather input regarding the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan. The plan is being developed by the Iowa DOT to identify ideal locations for park and ride facilities to serve commuters in the state. The input meetings will be held at the following locations and times. Sept. 30 in Sioux City: 4:30 to...

Lane closures on Iowa 122 and U.S. 65 in Mason City and Clear Lake from Sept. 28-30 #iatraffic

September 26, 2014

BRITT, Iowa – Sept. 26, 2014 – A hot-mix asphalt intersection patching project on Iowa 122 and U.S. 65 in Mason City and Clear Lake will require nighttime lane closures beginning at 10 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Britt construction office. Sept. 28-30 traffic impacts The contractor, Heartland Asphalt, will begin patching intersections in Mason City at 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, at the intersection of Iowa 122 and Monroe, the...

Lane and ramp closures on I-235 in West Des Moines scheduled from Sept. 26-29 #iatraffic

September 24, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa – Sept. 24, 2014 – A bridge construction project on Interstate 235 between 60th Street (exit 122) and I-235/I-35/I-80 (exit 123) in West Des Moines will require lane and ramp closures over four separate consecutive weekends beginning Friday, Sept. 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Des Moines construction office. This weekend, the closures will begin at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, until 6 a.m. Monday, Sept. 29. I-235 will be reduced to one...

Nighttime closures on westbound Iowa 100 from I-380 to Edgewood Road begin Sunday, Sept. 21 #iatraffic

September 17, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Sept. 17, 2014 – A pavement repair and overlay project will require closing westbound Iowa 100 between Interstate 380 and Edgewood Road in Cedar Rapids overnight. The closures are scheduled for Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning beginning Sunday, Sept. 21, until Friday, Oct. 10, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. Traffic impact Traffic on westbound Iowa 100 will...

Notice of renewal of highway corridor preservation for the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvements Project

September 16, 2014

AMES, Iowa –Sept. 16, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of the renewal of corridor preservation for the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvements Project that includes Interstate 80 from the Missouri River east-northeast to U.S. 6 (Kanesville Boulevard) in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County. It also includes I-29 between 25th Avenue on the north to just south of U.S. 275, and I-480 from the Missouri River bridge on the Iowa side to the I-29 interchange. The...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Sept. 19

September 16, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Sept.16, 2014 –The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will join the 10-state Mississippi River Parkway Commission at its annual meeting Thursday and Friday, Sept. 18 and 19. The annual meeting will be held at Springhill Suites, 85 Court Ave., in Memphis, Tenn. The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will conduct a brief business meeting at 7 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the meeting site in Memphis. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 7 a.m. Roll call Welcome...

Traffic detour in place on U.S. 169 between De Soto and Winterset for emergency repairs #iatraffic

September 15, 2014

CRESTON, Iowa – Sept. 15, 2014 – Repair work to patch faulting in the roadway and stop an increased instability to the ditches along U.S. 169 between De Soto and Winterset requires an emergency closure of the roadway and detouring traffic, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. Traffic impact Traffic wanting to go south from De Soto to Winterset is being detoured east on Interstate 80 (exit 110), south on I-35, and then west on Iowa...

Commercial Air Service Retention and Expansion Committee meeting to be held Sept. 24 in Des Moines

September 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 15, 2014 – The Commercial Air Service Retention and Expansion Committee will meet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Des Moines International Airport, Cloud Room, 5800 Fleur Drive, in Des Moines. Agenda Welcome and introductions – Iowa Department of Transportation staff and committee members Background/Overview – Iowa DOT staff Member roundtable discussion – Committee members Steps to improve air service in Iowa – Committee members Adjourn Senate File 2355, passed in the 2014 legislative...

Iowa DOT seeks public input on commuter transportation needs

September 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 15, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation needs your help to better understand commuter transportation needs in the eastern Iowa counties of Johnson, Linn, Benton, Jones, Iowa, Cedar, and Washington. How can you help? Complete the Iowa DOT’s online survey designed to gather information about the commuter transportation needs in these Iowa counties. Your input will be helpful in the evaluation process. You can access the online survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IowaCommuterTRStudy. Why a survey? The survey...

Iowa DOT to hold an open-house public meeting in Waterloo and Council Bluffs this week to discuss the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan

September 15, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 15, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold open-house public input meetings Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 16 and 18, to discuss and gather input regarding the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan. The plan is being developed to identify ideal locations for park and ride facilities to serve commuters in the state. The public input meetings will be held at the following locations and times. Sept. 16 in Waterloo: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at...

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