Iowa DOT News

November 2015

Proposed improvements of U.S. 52/Iowa 24/Iowa 150 in Winneshiek County to be discussed Dec. 10 in Calmar

November 30, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 30, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Dec. 10, to discuss the proposed improvements of U.S. 52/Iowa 24/Iowa 150 within the city limits of Calmar, in Winneshiek County. Traffic would be maintained during construction. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Calmar Fire Station, 100 S. Charles St., in Calmar. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open...

Traffic changes near I-29 and the U.S. 275/IA 92 interchange to begin Nov. 24 #iatraffic

November 20, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2015 – Local motorists and holiday travelers should be aware of several traffic changes in the area of Interstate 29 and the U.S. 275/Iowa 92 interchange beginning Tuesday, Nov. 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Traffic impact Construction crews will shift northbound traffic on I-29 to the newly constructed northbound lanes after the morning commute. Motorists should continue to be cautious throughout the construction area as additional minor changes and...

Are you ready for some winter driving?

November 20, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2015 – Ready or not, here it comes. Iowa Department of Transportation officials remind you that the first snowfall each year provides a new learning experience when it comes to winter driving skills. First off, evaluate the need for your trip during poor winter driving conditions. If you have no other choice but to venture out, monitor weather forecasts and road condition reports before you leave. Log on to http://511ia.org/ and download the 511 app...

Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee will meet in Cedar Rapids Nov. 20

November 17, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 17, 2015 – The Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Double Tree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Center, Room 316, in Cedar Rapids. Agenda Approval of March 13, 2015, minutes Road Use Tax Fund: Revenue projections Stuart Anderson, director, Iowa DOT’s Planning, Programming and Modal Division, 515-239-1661 SRFDC Administrative Rules review Stuart Anderson, director, Iowa DOT’s Planning, Programming and Modal Division, 515-239-1661 Discussion on committee goals Committee...

Iowa 92 west of Treynor is now open to traffic #iatraffic

November 16, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 16, 2015 – The Iowa 92 bridge over Little Silver Creek 1 mile west of Treynor was opened to traffic Sunday evening, Nov. 15, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Council Bluffs construction office. The bridge project used a unique accelerated bridge construction design incorporating numerous innovative technologies contributing toward advancements in project safety, construction schedule, construction impact, project quality, user satisfaction, and service life. The latest traveler information is available anytime through our...

Media alert: U.S. 20 – On the Road to the Final 40 events scheduled for Nov. 17 in Fort Dodge and Sioux City

November 16, 2015

AMES, Iowa - Nov. 16, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to attend one or both separate celebrations of the road expansion of the final 40 miles of U.S. 20. The Iowa Department of Transportation, Governor Terry Branstad, and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will be hosting both events Tuesday, Nov. 17, at: Fort Dodge, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Webster County Fairgrounds Auditorium East Wing 22770 Old Highway 169 Sioux City, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Sioux City Convention Center...

Media alert: Highway Helper media day

November 16, 2015

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 16, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to view an Iowa Department of Transportation’s Highway Helper safety patrol truck and ask questions of the staff about the expanded safety patrol program at one of three media events. No formal program will be provided. Participants are welcome to come and go during the scheduled time. Cedar Rapids Tuesday, Nov. 17, 9 to 11 a.m. Iowa DOT District 6 Office 5455 Kirkwood Blvd. SW Iowa City...

Long-term closure of northbound I-29 off-ramp to Floyd Boulevard scheduled for Nov. 13 #iatraffic

November 13, 2015

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Nov. 13, 2015 – Bridge and pavement reconstruction requires closure of the northbound Interstate 29 off-ramp to Floyd Boulevard (exit 147) beginning Friday, Nov. 13, until November 2016, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. Traffic will be detoured to the exit 148 off-ramp, then left on Wesley Parkway to southbound I-29, and then Floyd Boulevard. (See map for further details.) The latest traveler information is available anytime through our...

Iowa DOT offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

November 12, 2015

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 12, 2015 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 30, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license stations. Driver’s license stations All Iowa DOT driver’s license stations, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 26-28. In lieu of Saturday service, the stations will be open Monday, Nov. 30, from 8...

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

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,...

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