Iowa DOT News

March 2016

Pavement resurfacing work and bridge repair at the Eighth Street bridge on eastbound U.S. 34 in Burlington to begin April 4 #iatraffic

March 31, 2016

BURLINGTON, Iowa – March 31, 2016 – Hot-mix asphalt resurfacing work on eastbound and westbound U.S. 34 from Mount Pleasant Street to the Main Street bridge in Burlington requires closing the entire 4.7 mile inside lane beginning Monday, April 4, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. Once the inside lane is completed, the entire length of the 4.7 mile outside lane along with access to on- and off- ramps to eastbound and westbound...

Travelers on 54th Avenue on two sides of the Des Moines metro to encounter road work

March 31, 2016

AMES, Iowa – March 31, 2016 – Two roadway construction projects, both on 54th Avenue in the Des Moines metro area, are set begin April 4, according the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 1 Office. The first project, being conducted by the Iowa DOT, is the reconstruction of the NE 54th Avenue bridge over Interstate 35 near Ankeny. The project will require the closure of NE 54th Avenue from April 4 to the end of November. Details of this project...

Reconstruction of I-380 noise wall near Evansdale to begin April 4 #iatraffic

March 30, 2016

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 30, 2016 – Removal of the existing steel noise wall and construction of a new precast concrete noise wall along Interstate 380 near Evansdale is scheduled to begin Monday, April 4, weather permitting, according the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. The contractor will begin working on the north side of I-380, with work on the south side expected to begin mid-summer. Construction is expected to be completed this fall. There will not...

Closure of I-29 at exit 134/Salix interchange scheduled to begin April 4 #iatraffic

March 30, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – March 30, 2016 – Bridge removal work at exit 134/Salix interchange requires closures of south- and northbound lanes of Interstate 29 from 8 a.m. Monday, April 4, until 5 p.m. Thursday, April 7, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. I-29 traffic will be detoured onto the I-29 off-ramps at exit 134, and then onto the I-29 on-ramps. Motorists are encouraged to follow the signed detour routes. The bridge removal...

Northeast 54th Avenue at the I-35 bridge in Polk County to close April 4 #iatraffic

March 29, 2016

GRIMES, Iowa – March 29, 2016 – Work to replace the Northeast 54th Avenue bridge over Interstate 35 in Polk County will require closing the road and bridge to traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 4, weather permitting, according to the Grimes construction office. Traffic will be detoured around the 54th Avenue closure using Northeast 22nd Street (Delaware Avenue), Southeast Corporate Woods Drive, and Southeast Four Mile Drive (Northeast 28th Street). Detour map and project information is available online...

Proposed improvements on U.S. 71 in Clay County to be discussed April 7 in Sioux Rapids

March 28, 2016

AMES, Iowa – March 28, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, April 7, to discuss the proposed improvements to U.S. 71 from the Buena Vista County line north to Clay County Road B-53. U.S. 71 traffic would be detoured during construction. For the south portion of the project area, U.S. 71 traffic would use Clay County B-63, Clay County M-54, and Iowa 10. For the north portion, U.S. 71 traffic would use...

Daytime lane closures on northbound U.S. 218/Iowa 27 at Black Hawk County Road C-57 March 28 and 29 #iatraffic

March 25, 2016

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – March 25, 2016 – Placement of concrete bridge deck forms over northbound U.S. 218 at the future interchange with Black Hawk County Road C-57 requires lane closures from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 28 and 29, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Northbound U.S. 218 traffic impacts The inside lane will be closed Monday, March 28. The outside lane will be closed Tuesday, March 29....

Iowa 196 in Sac County to close April 4 for reconstruction #iatraffic

March 24, 2016

CHEROKEE, Iowa – March 24, 2016 – The reconstruction of Iowa 196 in Sac County requires closing the roadway and detouring traffic beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, April 4, until Monday, May 9, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cherokee construction office. Iowa 196 traffic will be routed around the construction area using U.S. 71, Sac County Road M-54, and U.S. 20. Peterson Contractors Inc., of Reinbeck, and Godbersen-Smith Construction Co., of Ida Grove, were awarded this...

Proposed improvement on U.S. 20 in Webster and Hamilton counties to be discussed April 5 in Fort Dodge

March 24, 2016

AMES, Iowa – March 24, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, April 5, to discuss the proposed improvement on U.S. 20 from Webster County Road P-59 east to the west junction of Iowa 17 in Hamilton County. The proposed improvement is scheduled to take place in two phases: 1) Webster County roads P-59 to just east of P-73 will be done in 2016; and 2) east of Webster County Road P-73 to...

Snow creating hazardous driving conditions in Northwest Iowa for morning commute #IATRAFFIC

March 24, 2016

AMES, Iowa – MARCH 24, 2016 – Heavy snow overnight in northwest Iowa has made travel conditions difficult and will continue through the morning commute. Travel is not advised on many roadways around and to the north and east of Sioux City, including Interstate 29 north of the city. Some areas are impassible due to disabled vehicles. Motorists are urged to evaluate the need to travel in extreme conditions. If you must travel, be sure to monitor road conditions and...

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