Iowa DOT News Release

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Feb. 10 meeting in Ames

Posted on: February 10, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 10, 2015 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters in Ames. 








Approve Minutes of the Jan. 13, 2015, Commission Meeting




Connie Page,
Commission secretary,


Approve Commission Meeting Dates from June 2015 through May 2016




Connie Page,
Commission secretary, 


*Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – Hiawatha


Approved (details  below)


Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,


*Transfer of Jurisdiction –
U.S. 52 in Dubuque


Approved (details  below)


Jim Schnoebelen,
District 6 engineer,

RISE grant applications approved
The RISE program was established to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads and streets. Iowa cities and counties are eligible for funding in the form of a grant, loan, or combination thereof. Projects must involve construction or improvement of a public roadway. There are two RISE project types: 1) Immediate Opportunity, and 2) Local Development. More information is available at:

Hiawatha: Up to $329,300 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in reconstruction of approximately 1,336 feet of Industrial Avenue located on the northeast side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to more than 8 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by June 2016.

Transfer of jurisdiction approved
The Commission approved the transfer of jurisdiction of portions of U.S. 52 roadway and right of way from the Iowa DOT to the city of Dubuque. The transfer segments are located within the city limits in downtown Dubuque and include the conversion of one-way pairs that carry U.S. 52 traffic to two-way streets. The segments to be transferred include one side of the roadway that will no longer carry U.S. 52 traffic for a total length of approximately 2,700 feet. Following a transfer of jurisdiction, the city is responsible for all future maintenance and improvement of that roadway and right of way. For additional information regarding this transfer of jurisdiction, contact Jim Schnoebelen, District 6 engineer, at or 319-364-0235. 


Iowa highway in the evening