Iowa DOT News

October 2015

Iowa 92 west of Treynor to close Oct. 22 for accelerated bridge construction project #iatraffic

October 20, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Oct. 20, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is replacing the Iowa 92 bridge over Little Silver Creek one mile west of Treynor using accelerated bridge construction (ABC) techniques. This project requires closing the roadway to traffic beginning Thursday, Oct. 22, until Wednesday, Nov. 11, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Council Bluffs construction office. Traffic impact During the three-week construction closure, motorists will be detoured around the construction zone using Pottawattamie...

Iowa DOT auction to be held Oct. 24 in Ames

October 19, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 19, 2015 – Approximately 150 vehicles from Iowa Department of Transportation, Iowa State University, cities, and counties and miscellaneous equipment will be sold by the Iowa DOT on Saturday, Oct. 24, starting at 9 a.m. This auction will be held at the Iowa DOT Auction Building located at South Fourth Street, in Ames. Auction items may be viewed and inspected on-site prior to the auction on Friday, Oct 23, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and...

Exit ramp to U.S. 61 on eastbound U.S. 34 in West Burlington closed until Oct. 21 #iatraffic

October 19, 2015

WEST BURLINGTON, Iowa – Oct. 19, 2015 – Road patching work on eastbound U.S. 34 in West Burlington requires closing the eastbound off-ramp to U.S. 61 at exit 261 beginning Monday, Oct. 19, until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. The U.S. 34 westbound off-ramp to U.S. 61 will be closed later in the week for patching work after the eastbound ramp is open. The Iowa DOT reminds...

Closure of southbound I-29 off-ramp to Floyd Boulevard scheduled for Oct. 19 #iatraffic

October 16, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Oct. 16, 2015 – Placement of barrier rail and traffic control requires closure of the southbound Interstate 29 off-ramp to Floyd Boulevard (exit 147) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. Motorists are encouraged to use the Nebraska Street off-ramp (exit 147b) during this time. The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit www.511ia.org; call 511 (within...

Lane and ramp closures at the I-80/U.S. 69 interchange in Polk County scheduled for Oct. 18 #iatraffic

October 15, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa – Oct. 15, 2015 – Work to mill and resurface a portion of U.S. 69 near Interstate 80 in Polk County requires closing the left lane in both directions of U.S. 69 and the eastbound I-80 exit ramp to U.S. 69 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 1 office. The latest traveler information is available anytime through our 511 system. Visit www.511ia.org; call 511...

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

October 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...

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Oct. 13 meeting in Decorah

October 13, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Oct. 13, 2015 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Hotel Winneshiek, 104 E. Water St., in Decorah. Order number Title Actions taken Presenter D-2016-17 Approve Minutes of the Sept. 8, 2015, Commission Meeting Approved Connie Page, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 D-2016-18 Administrative Rules – 761 IAC 10, Administrative Rules; 761 IAC 11, Waiver of Rules; and 761 IAC 12, Declaratory Orders Approved Lee Wilkinson, director, Operations and Finance Division,...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves funding for State Recreational Trails Program

October 13, 2015

Decorah, Iowa – Oct. 13, 2015 - The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved $3.4 million for six State Recreational Trails Program projects. The State Recreational Trails Program was created in 1988 with the purpose of developing and maintaining recreational trails and trail-related facilities for both motorized and nonmotorized trail users. This funding is available to cities, counties, state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit organizations through an annual application-based program. Projects and approved funding amounts Cedar Valley Trail – "Paving the...

Lane shifts on eastbound I-80 near Waukee begin Oct. 13 #iatraffic

October 12, 2015

WAUKEE, Iowa – Oct. 12, 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 eastbound I-80 from Waukee/Booneville (exit 117) and Jordan Creek Parkway (exit 121) for four to six weeks, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Creston construction office. During construction, lane widths in the open lanes will be reduced to 11 feet; temporary barrier rail will be...

Lane restrictions and traffic shift on I-29 south of the U.S. 275/IA 92 interchange to begin Oct. 13 #iatraffic

October 9, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Oct. 9, 2015 – In order to finish work on the construction of the new northbound lanes of Interstate 29 south of the U.S. 275/Iowa 92 interchange, I-29 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction and a northbound crossover will be utilized beginning Tuesday, Oct. 13, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Traffic impact Motorists on I-29 are urged to use caution in the construction zone from approximately milepost 44.5...

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