Iowa DOT News Release



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

Posted on: November 10, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 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-2016-27

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

 

Approved

 

Connie Page,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1242

PPM-2016-28

Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program

 

Approved

 

Laura Hutzell,
Office of Rail Transportation,
515-239-1066

PPM-2016-29

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) Application – Burlington/West Burlington

 

Approved
(details below)

 

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2016-30

RISE Application – Sioux City

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2016-31

RISE Application – Davenport

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2016-32

RISE Application – Tiffin

 

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2016-33

RISE Application – Ackley

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2016-34

RISE Project Settlement –
Le Mars

 

Approved

 

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

RISE grant application 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: www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/rise.htm.

Burlington/West Burlington: Up to $1,536,000 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in the reconstruction of approximately 2,100 feet of Agency Road, including a traffic signal and synchronization located on the northwest side of Burlington. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the General Electric plant for their switch gear manufacturing line expansion, which supports the creation of 128 new full-time jobs and $7.4 million in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2016.

Sioux City: Up to $4,831,000 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in various improvements to Singing Hills Boulevard, Harbor Drive, Bridgeport Drive, South Patton Street, Murray Street, Boulevard of Champions, Expedition Court, Discovery Boulevard, Aviation Boulevard, and some Interstate 29 ramp terminals – all improvements are located on the southwest side of town. These improvements are necessary to provide improved access to the proposed site of Seaboard Triumph Foods Inc., an integrated food company producing premium pork products for both domestic and international markets, which supports the creation of 403 new full-time jobs and $271,630,082 in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2017.

Davenport: Up to $3,383,162 from the city share of the RISE Fund and $1,316,713 of the county share of the RISE Fund for a total of $4,699,875, was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in construction of approximately 3,000 feet of new roadway, a left-turn lane on Enterprise Way, turn lanes on Slopertown Road, and traffic signals at the intersection of Slopertown Road and the new roadway located on the northwest side of town. These improvements are necessary to provide access to The Kraft Heinz Co., a global manufacturer of food products, which supports the creation of 392 retained full-time jobs and $204,174,969 in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by August 2016.

Tiffin: Up to $1,578,680 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in construction of approximately 2,250 feet of Village Drive located on the south side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to nine lots totaling more than 60 acres for light industrial and professional office purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2016.

Ackley: Up to $240,624 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in construction of approximately 965 feet of roadway north of Iowa 57 located on the northwest side of town. This project is necessary to provide access to seven lots totaling more than 8 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2016.

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