Iowa DOT News

January 2016

Proposed improvements on U.S. 30 in Boone County to be discussed Feb. 8 near Ames

January 28, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 28, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Monday, Feb. 8, to discuss the proposed removal of the median crossover pavement at the intersection of U.S. 30 and T Avenue, 0.5 mile east of Iowa 17 in Boone County. This would create a right in/right out only intersection. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at United Community School, 1284 U Ave.,...

Traffic to be stopped intermittently for up to 20 minutes on southbound U.S. 218 at Black Hawk County Road C-57 overnight Jan. 28 #iatraffic

January 26, 2016

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Jan. 26, 2016 – Bridge beam placement work over southbound U.S. 218 at the future interchange with Black Hawk County Road C-57 will require intermittent closures not to exceed 20 minutes of both southbound U.S. 218 lanes between 10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, and 5 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Traffic impacts After each beam is set, traffic will be allowed to clear and...

Stops signs not always the answer to stopping crashes at rural intersections

January 26, 2016

Note: This news release is being distributed by the Iowa Department of Transportation at the request of the Iowa's county engineers. Uncontrolled Intersection in rural Crawford County. Photo courtesy of Crawford County A number of serious traffic crashes have occurred recently at rural uncontrolled intersections on lesser-traveled gravel roads in Iowa. On the surface, installing stop or yield signs at all rural intersections may seem to provide greater protection to the traveling public. However, a vast majority of drivers on...

Iowa DOT’s Burlington driver’s license station location changing Feb. 2

January 22, 2016

ANKENY, Iowa – Jan. 22, 2015 – The Iowa Department of Transportation’s driver’s license station in Burlington is on the move. The last day of operation at 1734 N. Roosevelt Ave., Suite 124 will be Thursday, Jan. 28. The Iowa DOT’s new facility at 550 S. Gear Ave. in West Burlington is scheduled to open Tuesday, Feb. 2. You may also be able to conduct your driver’s license business at the Iowa DOT’s kiosk located in the Burlington Public Library...

Visit the Interstate 80 Planning Study website and complete the survey

January 21, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 21, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is conducting a study of Interstate 80 and would like your input. The study will be developed and released through a series of technical reports that identify the existing condition of I-80, the way the system is performing, short- and long-term issues, and strategies to improve the route. Each report will be accessible online as it becomes available on the Iowa DOT’s I-80 Planning Study website: The...

New address for many Iowa DOT offices in Mason City

January 18, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 18, 2015 – Several Iowa Department of Transportation offices will be consolidating into one location in Mason City effective Monday, Jan. 25. The Iowa DOT employees from the District 2 Office, District 2 Annex, District 2 Materials, and Britt construction office will all be housed at 428 43rd Street SW in Mason City. The Mason City maintenance garage address will be 480 43rd Street SW in Mason City. # Contact: Pete Hjelmstad at 641-422-9459 or [email protected]

Media alert: Media Tours of Traffic Management Center January 20

January 15, 2016

AMES, Iowa - Jan. 15, 2016 – Members of the media are invited to tour the Iowa Department of Transportation’s updated Traffic Management Center located in the basement of the Motor Vehicle Division Building, 6310 Convenience Blvd, on Jan. 20. Two formal tours will be offered, one at 9 and a second at 10 a.m. Because building doors are secured, staff will meet tour participants on the west side of the building at the door north of the loading dock...

Proposed improvements to U.S. 20 at Swiss Valley Road in Dubuque County to be discussed Feb. 4 in Dubuque

January 14, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 14, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Feb. 4, to discuss proposed improvements to U.S. 20 at Swiss Valley Road in Dubuque County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4 and 6 p.m. at the East Central Intergovernmental Association’s office, 7600 Commerce Park, in Dubuque. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff will be present to informally...

Iowa DOT seeks sponsor agencies for 2016 Urban Youth Corps program

January 14, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 14, 2016 - The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking private, nonprofit organizations, and public agencies to submit applications to participate in the 2016 Urban Youth Corps program. The program’s objectives are to provide transportation-related work projects and training opportunities to youth between the ages of 16 and 21 who face barriers to employment and accomplish meaningful and productive improvements to transportation facilities. Examples of eligible transportation-related work projects include pedestrian and bicycle facilities; safe routes...

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Jan. 12 meeting in Ames

January 12, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Jan. 12, 2016 – 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-2016-41 Approve Minutes of the Dec. 8, 2015, Commission Meeting Approved Jennifer Anderson, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 PPM-2016-42 Administrative Rules: 761 IAC 101, Farm-to-Market Review Board Approved Stuart Anderson, director, Planning, Programming and Modal Division, 515-239-1661 PPM-2016-43 Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program Funding Recommendations Approved (see linked...


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