Iowa DOT News

February 2016

Proposed improvements along U.S. 30 in Tama County to be discussed March 3 in Toledo

February 22, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 22, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, March 3, to discuss the proposed improvements along U.S. 30 in Tama County from the east end of the Tama bypass to just west of the Iowa 21 interchange at the Tama and Benton county line. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at Reinig Center, 1007 Prospect Drive, in Toledo. The meeting...

Renewal of U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 highway corridor preservation in Floyd County

February 18, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 18, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is providing public notice of a corridor preservation zone for future improvements to the U.S. 18/U.S. 218/Iowa 27 corridor in Floyd County, beginning at March Avenue south and extending east to the Floyd County Road B-35 interchange. A preservation zone means the Iowa DOT may need to acquire additional right of way or property rights within the designated area. The Iowa DOT implemented corridor preservation for this area...

Proposed improvements on Iowa 146 in Marshall County to be discussed in Le Grand March 2

February 18, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 18, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, March 2, to discuss the proposed improvements of Iowa 146 from Marshall County Road E-49 to U.S. 30 in Marshall County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at Le Grand Community Center, 206 N. Vine St., in Le Grand. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an open forum format. Iowa DOT staff...

Traffic to be stopped intermittently for up to 20 minutes on U.S. 218 south of Black Hawk County Road C-57 Feb. 13-22 #iatraffic

February 11, 2016

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Feb. 11, 2016 – Utility work over south- and northbound U.S. 218 just south of the future interchange with Black Hawk County Road C-57 will require intermittent closures not to exceed 20 minutes of both south- and northbound U.S. 218 lanes Saturday, Feb. 13, through Monday, Feb. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 2 office in Mason City. Traffic impacts Traffic will be allowed to clear between short-term closures. No detour...

Public comments needed regarding proposed I-35/I-80/I-235 interchange project impacting Four Mile Creek Greenbelt in Polk County

February 11, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 11, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing to acquire additional highway right of way and temporary right of way areas from the Four Mile Creek Greenbelt in Polk County. The Four Mile Creek Greenbelt is located between Northeast 54th Place and Northeast 46th Street near Altoona with portions of the property located on both the north and south sides of Interstate 80. The Four Mile Creek Greenbelt is publicly owned and maintained by...

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Feb. 9 meeting in Ames

February 9, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb. 9, 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-2016-47 Approve Minutes of the Jan. 12, 2016, Commission Meeting Approved Jennifer Anderson, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 D-2016-48 Approve Commission Meeting Dates from June 2016 through May 2017 Approved Jennifer Anderson, Commission secretary, 515-239-1242 MV-2016-49 Administrative Rule: 761 IAC 615, Investigation of Convictions Based on Fraud Approved...

More than $2.6 million awarded from Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System Program

February 9, 2016

Ames, Iowa – Feb. 9, 2016 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $2.6 million in grant funding for six transportation infrastructure-related development projects under the Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) program. The LIFTS program enhances economic development by providing funding to address freight transportation needs in Iowa and assist projects that contribute to an effective and efficient multimodal freight transportation system. The multimodal freight transportation system leverages the advantages of more than one type of transportation for...

2015 Council Bluffs Interstate System Annual Report available online

February 9, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Feb. 9, 2016 – The 2015 Council Bluffs Interstate System Annual Report that highlights progress made on construction and design projects in the Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program (Program) during the past year was released today by the Iowa Department of Transportation. The annual report features information about completed and active projects, public outreach, program status, statistics for work completed in 2015, and 2016 key projects around the Council Bluffs area. “The Program was very...

Interstate 35 now open from Ames to Mason City #iatraffic

February 9, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb 9, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State Patrol have reopened north and southbound Interstate 35 from Ames to Clear Lake and Mason City. The road was previously closed due to blowing snow which created extremely hazardous driving conditions. While the roadway is open, winds will continue to be gusty throughout the day causing blowing snow. Travelers should expect areas of low visibility and patches of snow covered roadways making driving potentially...

Interstate 35 remains closed from Ames to Mason City #iatraffic

February 9, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Feb 9, 2016 –The Iowa Department of Transportation and the Iowa State Patrol continue to monitor conditions along north and southbound Interstate 35 from Ames to Clear Lake and Mason City. Due to blowing snow driving conditions continue to be hazardous and the roadway remains closed. Winds are forecasted to diminish slightly but remain gusty throughout the morning. The roadway will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so. However, once it is open...

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