Iowa DOT News

February 2015

Proposed improvements to Iowa 160/Southeast Oralabor Road in Ankeny to be discussed March 10

February 27, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 27, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, March 10, to discuss the proposed improvements to Iowa 160/Southeast Oralabor Road between Windover Drive to the east of Interstate 35 in Ankeny. The proposed project involves improving intersection operations with pavement widening, additional turn lanes at the Delaware intersection and I-35 exit ramp terminals, and updated traffic signals. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5...

Proposed U.S. 30 bypass of Mount Vernon/Lisbon to be discussed March 5 in Mount Vernon

February 23, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 23, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, March 5, to discuss the proposed U.S. 30 bypass of Mount Vernon/Lisbon from west of Wilcox Road in Linn County to Charles Avenue in Cedar County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon High School, 731 Palisades Road SW. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format....

Covington Road south of Palo to close on March 2 for the 2015 construction season #iatraffic

February 16, 2015

MANCHESTER, Iowa – Feb. 16, 2015 – Construction of the Covington Road bridge over Iowa 100 will require closing Covington Road between Palo and Covington beginning Monday, March 2, until mid-November, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office. This road closure will allow construction crews to remove the roadway embankment and construct a bridge over Iowa 100 for the future Covington Road and Iowa 100 interchange. The Covington Road bridge over the abandoned railroad property...

Proposed improvements to I-80 and U.S. 65 interchange in Polk County to be discussed in Altoona Feb. 26

February 16, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 16, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Feb. 26, to discuss the proposed improvements to Interstate 80 and U.S. 65 interchange in Polk County. The proposed project involves reconstruction of the eastbound lanes, and exit and entrance ramps at the I-80/U.S. 6/U.S. 65/Hubbell Avenue interchange in Altoona. I-80 through traffic would be maintained during construction with eastbound exit/entrance ramp closures at the Altoona interchange. For more information, see...

Nighttime closure of I-29 near Sioux City begins at 8 p.m. tonight #iatraffic

February 12, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Feb. 12, 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) beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 office in Sioux City. Traffic will be stopped for 20-minute intervals. Intermittent lane closures will occur between 8 p.m. and 10...

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

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. Order number Title Actions taken Presenter D-2015-37 Approve Minutes of the Jan. 13, 2015, Commission Meeting Approved Connie Page, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 D-2015-38 Approve Commission Meeting Dates from June 2015 through May 2016 Approved Connie Page, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 PPM-2015-39 *Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – Hiawatha Approved (details below) Craig...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet in Ames Feb. 10

February 5, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 5, 2015 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10, in the Materials conference room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Business meeting agenda Time Title Presenter 11:30 a.m. *Approve Minutes of the Jan. 13, 2015, Commission Meeting Connie Page, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 Commission Comments Staff Comments *Approve Commission Meeting Dates from June 2015 through May 2016 Connie Page, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 11:35...

Nighttime closure of I-29 near Sioux City begins at 10 p.m. Thursday night #iatraffic

February 4, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Feb. 4, 2015 – Placement of overhead electrical lines will require nighttime closures in both directions on Interstate 29 north of the Floyd Boulevard interchange (exit 147) beginning at 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 office in Sioux City. Traffic will be stopped for 15-minute intervals. Motorists approaching this area should drive with caution and be prepared to stop for traffic backups beyond the limits of...

Proposed improvements on U.S. 52 in Jackson County to be discussed Feb. 11 in St. Donatus

February 2, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 2, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, Feb. 11, to discuss proposed improvements on U.S. 52 from Tete Des Morts Creek north 0.63 mile to north corporate limits of St. Donatus, in Jackson County. Traffic would be detoured during construction using Jackson County Road D-55 and U.S. 61. For more information, see the website listed below. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4...

Blowing snow creating hazardous driving conditions for evening activities #iatraffic

February 1, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Feb 1, 2015 – Most of Iowa’s roads are completely or partially covered with snow and ice with travel not advised in portions of Eastern Iowa. Windy conditions with continued snowfall are expected through the evening hours causing hazardous driving conditions. The Iowa Department of Transportation is working to clear roads, but blowing snow can cause roadways to quickly become re-covered after trucks pass through. Visibility can also be greatly reduced due to blowing snow. Iowa DOT...

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