Iowa DOT News

September 2015

Nighttime construction work on U.S. 218 east of Cedar Falls in Black Hawk County begins Oct. 4 #iatraffic

September 30, 2015

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Sept. 30, 2015 – A Portland concrete cement patching project on U.S. 218 from George Wyth State Park to just east of the Iowa 27/Iowa 57/Iowa 58 interchange in Cedar Falls (southbound lanes only) will require nighttime work from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sundays, and from 7 p.m. until 6 a.m. Mondays through Thursdays, beginning Sunday, Oct. 4, until late October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Work...

AASHTO Board Elects Iowa’s Paul Trombino President and Maine’s David Bernhardt VP

September 28, 2015

For immediate release Contact: Tony Dorsey [email protected], Cell: 202-412-2391 CHICAGO, IL. – Sept. 28, 2015 - The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Board of Directors today elected Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III, association president. David Bernhardt, P.E., commissioner of the Maine Department of Transportation was elected vice president. "I’ve spent more two decades in transportation and this ranks at the top of my list of extraordinary moments and I approach it with great humility,”...

Intermittent nighttime complete closure of northbound U.S. 218 at the Black Hawk County Road C-57 interchange begins Sept. 29 #iatraffic

September 25, 2015

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Sept. 25, 2015 – To place bridge beams over the northbound U.S. 218 lanes at the future U.S. 218/Black Hawk County Road C-57 interchange, short-term nighttime intermittent closure of both lanes on northbound U.S. 218 will be required between 10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, and 5 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Traffic impacts Short-term northbound closures will last up to 20 minutes each. Traffic...

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Oct. 8

September 23, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 23, 2015 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will join the 10-state Mississippi River Parkway Commission at its annual meeting Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 6-8. The annual meeting will be held at Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., in New Orleans, La. The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission will conduct a brief business meeting at 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at the meeting site in New Orleans. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 7...

I-29 Little Sioux interchange ramps at exit 95 to be closed Sept. 23 and 24 #iatraffic

September 22, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sept. 22, 2015 – A resurfacing project on Interstate 29 at the Little Sioux interchange (exit 95) requires closing the on- and off-ramps Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 23 and 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office in Sioux City. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit www.511ia.org; call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide); stay connected with 511...

Lane shifts on westbound I-80 near Waukee in place for up to six weeks #iatraffic

September 21, 2015

WAUKEE, Iowa – Sept. 21, 2015 – Ramp construction at the new interchange for Interstate 80 and Grand Prairie Parkway near mile marker 119 requires shifting traffic to the inside lane of westbound I-80 from Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) and Waukee/Booneville (exit 117) for four to six weeks, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. During construction, the inside and outside lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet and temporary barrier rail will...

Iowa 100 ramp in Cedar Rapids closes Sept. 21 #iatraffic

September 16, 2015

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Sept. 16, 2015 – Work on the Edgewood Road and Iowa 100 interchange is progressing to the next stage. On Monday, Sept. 21, the Iowa 100 ramp on the north side of the bridge will be closing with the opening of the Iowa 100 ramp south of the bridge, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office. Both directions of Hwy 100 have been using the ramp on the north side of...

Southbound I-35 from U.S. 69 near Lamoni to the Iowa/Missouri state line to close Sept. 18 for repairs #iatraffic

September 16, 2015

CHARITON, Iowa – Sept. 16, 2015 – Portland cement concrete patching work on southbound Interstate 35 from U.S. 69 (exit 4) near Lamoni to the Iowa/Missouri state line requires closing the roadway to traffic from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Chariton construction office. Traffic will be directed onto a signed detour around the work zone by exiting at Lamoni (exit 4), traveling south on U.S. 69, and getting...

Closure of northbound I-29 Wesley Parkway on-ramp begins Sept. 21 #iatraffic

September 15, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sept. 15, 2015 – Ramp construction work, in conjunction with the Interstate 29 reconstruction project, in Sioux City, will require closing the northbound I-29 Wesley Parkway on-ramp beginning at 8 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, until Wednesday, Oct. 30, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office in Sioux City. Traffic will be directed onto a signed detour around the work zone (see map). Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes. The latest...

Proposed bridge replacement at Morningstar Drive over I-35/80 in Polk County to be discussed Oct. 27 in Des Moines

September 15, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 15, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Oct. 27, to discuss the proposed bridge replacement of the Morningstar Drive bridge over Interstate 35/80, approximately 1.7 miles west of the I-35/80/Second Avenue (Iowa 415) interchange in Polk County. Morningstar Drive will be closed during construction. I-35/80 will remain open except for limited closures. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at...

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