Iowa DOT News

January 2015

National Slavery and Human Traffic Prevention Month: US Attorney and Iowa DOT collaboration

January 30, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Jan. 30, 2015 - The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Iowa and Iowa Department of Transportation's Office of Motor Vehicle Enforcement (MVE) joined forces at the Flying J Travel Plaza and Road Ranger Truck Stop in Evansdale, Iowa, over the lunch hour on January 30, 2015, to bring awareness to the multi-million dollar criminal enterprise of human trafficking. President Barack Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. In his...

U.S. 69 south of Belmond now open to traffic #iatraffic

January 29, 2015

BRITT, Iowa – Jan. 29, 2015 – Replacement of a bridge south of Belmond on U.S. 69 is complete and the roadway is now open to traffic, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Britt construction office. The detour has been removed and the bridge was opened last night. The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511 on Facebook or Twitter (find links at...

Nighttime intermittent lane closures on southbound I-29 near Sioux City Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 10 p.m. each night #iatraffic

January 26, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2015 – Placement of overhead sign structures will require nighttime intermittent lane closures on southbound Interstate 29 north of the I-29/U.S. 20/U.S. 75 interchange (exit 144) and south of the Floyd Boulevard interchange (exit 147) between 10 p.m. and midnight Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 27 and 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 office in Sioux City. Traffic will be stopped for 20-minute intervals. Motorists approaching this area should...

Application for Medical Cannabidiol Card Now Available – IDPH, Iowa DOT prepared to implement Medical Cannabidiol Act

January 26, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Public Health today announced the application form for obtaining a medical cannabidiol registration card is now available on the department’s web site. IDPH, in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Transportation, has established a process to approve and generate cannabidiol registration cards for patients and their primary caregivers. Cannabidiol registration cards provide documentation that patients and primary caregivers have met the requirements of the Medical Cannabidiol Act and are...

Public notice of proposed bridge deck overlay work on Monona County Road K-42

January 26, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of a proposed bridge deck overlay project on the Monona County Road K-42 bridge over Interstate 29. The bridge is 1.7 miles north of Iowa 175. The proposed project provides for repairs to the existing bridge, including new deck overlay, new bridge approaches, and replacing guardrails. The proposed project will require the closure of Monona County Road K-42 and traffic detoured. More information is...

Proposed bridge removal on Iowa 415 over Northwest 66th Avenue in Polk County to be discussed in Des Moines Feb. 5

January 26, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Feb. 5, to discuss the proposed bridge removal on Iowa 415 carrying traffic over Northwest 66th Avenue, 2.1 miles north of Interstate 80, in Polk County. The project involves constructing an intersection with traffic signals, removing the existing ramps, and providing left- and right-turn lanes at the intersection. Iowa 415 would remain open to traffic. Traffic on Northwest 66th Avenue would...

Iowa 1 bridge over the Skunk River in Washington County to close Jan. 26 for bridge replacement #iatraffic

January 15, 2015

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Jan. 15, 2015 – The Iowa 1 bridge over the Skunk River near Brighton in Washington County will be closed and new bridge construction work will begin Monday, Jan. 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. Traffic impact Traffic will be detoured east on Iowa 92 at the intersection of Iowa 1 and Iowa 92 in Washington, then south on South Iowa Avenue/Washington County Road W-55, then southwest on...

Nighttime intermittent road closures on I-74 in Davenport begin Thursday night #iatraffic

January 14, 2015

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Jan. 14, 2015 – Nighttime construction work will require intermittent road closures on Interstate 74 in Davenport so workers can place concrete beams for a new bridge over I-74 between the I-80 interchange (exit 298) and 53rd Street (exit 1) from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15 until Friday, Jan. 16, and Monday, Jan. 19 until Tuesday, Jan. 20, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. Motorists should anticipate traffic...

Iowa DOT seeks sponsor agencies for 2015 Urban Youth Corps program

January 13, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 13, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking private, nonprofit organizations and public agencies to submit applications to participate in the 2015 Urban Youth Corps program. The program’s objectives are to provide transportation-related work projects and training opportunities to youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who face barriers to employment and accomplish meaningful and productive improvements to transportation facilities. Examples of eligible transportation-related work projects include pedestrian and bicycle facilities; safe routes...

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Jan. 13 meeting in Ames

January 13, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 13, 2015 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Ames. Order number Title Actions taken Presenter D-2015-31 Approve Minutes of the Dec. 9, 2014, Commission Meeting Approved Connie Page, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 D-2015-32 Administrative Rules – 761 IAC 13: Contested Cases Approved Lee Wilkinson, director, Operations and Finance Division, 515-239-1340 PPM-2015-33 Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program Funding Recommendations Approved (see linked news release)...


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