Iowa DOT News

November 2014

Proposed improvements along U.S. 30 in Tama and Benton counties to be discussed Dec. 10 in Blairstown

November 26, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 26, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, Dec. 10, to discuss the proposed improvements at the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 218 in Benton County, and the anticipated right of way needs associated with the proposed improvement of U.S. 30 from the Iowa 21 intersection in Tama County east to the U.S. 218 intersection in Benton County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime...

Brief road closures on northbound I-35 set for Nov. 30 near Ames to test automatic gates #iatraffic

November 25, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 25, 2014 – Minor traffic delays may be encountered on northbound Interstate 35 at exit 111 near Ames while Iowa Department of Transportation maintenance staff, in conjunction with the Iowa State Patrol, test the automatic gate closures at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, according to the Iowa DOT’s District 1 Office in Ames. Northbound I-35 will likely be closed for a few minutes and traffic will wait for the road to be reopened. However, if...

Court Street to be closed north of Gordon Drive in Sioux City on Nov. 23 #iatraffic

November 21, 2014

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Nov. 21, 2014 – Court Street will be closed north of Gordon Drive to allow placement of pavement on Gordon drive from the Gordon Drive viaduct west to Court Street beginning at approximately 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office in Sioux City. During the pavement activities, traffic will be detoured using Nebraska Street to Third Street, then to Virginia Street, then to...

Proposed reconstruction of U.S. 6 in Atlantic to be discussed Dec. 2 in Atlantic

November 20, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Dec. 2, to discuss the proposed reconstruction of U.S. 6 in Atlantic, in Cass County, from Olive Street to 880 feet east of Plum Street. As part of the project, the driveway and sidewalk system within the project limits will also be improved to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act standards. Traffic would be detoured during construction using Iowa 83,...

Iowa DOT offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

November 13, 2014

AMES, IOWA – Nov.13, 2014 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 and 28. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 1 for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license stations. Driver’s license stations All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 27-29. In lieu of Saturday service, the stations will be open Monday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m....

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 in Fayette County

November 13, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 13, 2014 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement on U.S. 18 over Haugh Creek, 0.4 mile west of the junction of U.S. 18 and Fayette County Road V-68. The proposed project provides for replacing the existing bridge with a precast concrete arch culvert. The existing adjacent pavement, which was not resurfaced as part of a 2011 overlay project, would also be removed and replaced. Through traffic on...

Commercial Air Service Retention and Expansion Committee meeting to be held Nov. 12 in Des Moines

November 10, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 10, 2014 – The Commercial Air Service Retention and Expansion Committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov.12, at the Des Moines International Airport, Cloud Room, 5800 Fleur Drive, in Des Moines. Agenda Welcome – Iowa Department of Transportation staff and committee members Review draft proposal for the expansion and retention of air service in Iowa – Iowa DOT staff Member roundtable discussion – Committee members Adjourn Senate File 2355, passed in the...

Nighttime closure on southbound Edgewood Road at Iowa 100 set for Nov. 11 #iatraffic

November 7, 2014

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Nov. 7, 2014 – Temporary concrete rail installation will require closing southbound Edgewood Road at Iowa 100 to North River Boulevard in Cedar Rapids beginning at 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, until 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. During this closure, traffic should use either Ushers Ferry Road or the road running parallel to the interstate between Blairs Ferry Road and 42nd Street as...

Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee meeting to be held Nov. 13 in Des Moines

November 6, 2014

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 6, 2014 – The Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee will meet from 4:15 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Room 308, 833 Fifth Ave., in Des Moines. Agenda 1. Approval of March 12, 2014, minutes 2. Update on Road Use Tax revenue projections – Adam Shell, Office of Systems Planning, 515-239-1221 3. Review of the SRFDC Administrative Rules – Stuart Anderson, director, Iowa Department of Transportation’s...

Drivers to experience significant traffic shift on I-80 and I-29 west of the south expressway beginning Nov. 7 #iatraffic

November 5, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 6, 2014 – Beginning at 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 7, traffic on westbound Interstate 80 and northbound I-29 will shift to new pavement lanes west of the south expressway exit (exit 3), according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Motorists are urged to use caution when shifting onto the new permanent pavement, which is in place to prepare for the construction of westbound I-80 express lanes scheduled to begin in summer 2015. Iowa DOT is...

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