Iowa DOT News

November 2016

Update: Public comments needed regarding proposed U.S. 65 bridge over Spring Creek impacting Harriman Park in Franklin County

November 30, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 30, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is proposing to acquire additional permanent easement from Harriman Park in Franklin County. Harriman Park is located at the northwest corner of U.S. 65 and 19th Avenue Northeast. Harriman Park is publicly owned and maintained by the city of Hampton. The primary functions of the park are to provide recreational opportunities in open space and playground areas, as well as gathering locations at several shelters located throughout the...

Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee will meet in Des Moines Dec. 1

November 29, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 29, 2016 – The Secondary Road Fund Distribution Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the Veterans Memorial Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center, Room 311, 233 Center St., in Des Moines. Agenda Approval of March 11, 2016, minutes Update on Road Use Tax revenue projections Adam Shell, Office of Systems Planning, Iowa Department of Transportation, 515-239-1221 Review of Annual SRFDC data and distribution Steve DeVries, Iowa County Engineers Association Service Bureau,...

Iowa Department of Transportation and city of Cedar Rapids Celebrate Opening of Iowa 100 Phase One

November 23, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Nov. 23, 2016 – Leaders from the Iowa Department of Transportation and the city of Cedar Rapids will celebrate the near completion of the first phase of the Iowa 100 extension by hosting a ribbon cutting and community bike tour on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 1 p.m. The public is invited to attend and hear guest speakers Mayor Ron Corbett, City Manager Jeff Pomeranz, and Iowa DOT District Engineer Jim Schnoebelen speak on the new state...

New westbound lanes of U.S. 20 in Woodbury County near Correctionville to open Nov. 23 #iatraffic

November 23, 2016

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Nov. 23, 2016 – U.S. 20 traffic will be shifted off the detour to the newly constructed westbound lanes in Woodbury County, near Correctionville, at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office. The westbound lanes of U.S. 20 at Holstein will be reopened to traffic at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and...

New northbound I-29 ramp opening tonight

November 14, 2016

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2016 – Road construction crews will open the new Interstate 29/80 ramp east of the Missouri River in Council Bluffs overnight tonight, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. Traffic impact Beginning at 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, construction crews will shift traffic on westbound I-80/eastbound I-29 northbound between 24th Street and the Missouri River bridge, weather permitting. The two left lanes of westbound I-80 and the 24th Street on-ramp to westbound...

Buckling Up Could Save Your Giblets

November 14, 2016

This news release is being redistributed by the Iowa Department of Transportation as a courtesy to the Iowa Department of Public Safety. DES MOINES - Nov. 14, 2016 - This Thanksgiving, law enforcement agencies will ramp up patrols and be on the lookout for seat belt violations. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) during the 2014 Thanksgiving holiday, 341 vehicle occupants were killed nationwide in traffic crashes. Fifty percent of those fatalities were not wearing seat belts....

Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission to meet Nov. 21 in Dubuque

November 14, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2016 – The Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) will meet Monday, Nov. 21, at the McCarthy Center, Second Floor, Roshek Building, 700 Locust St., in Dubuque. Iowa Mississippi River Parkway Commission Agenda 9:30 a.m. Roll call Commissioners report Distribution of the 2016 Annual Report Welcome and introductions *Approval of Oct. 12, 2016, meeting minutes 9:45 a.m. *Treasurer report and approval *Budget planning for 2017 Interpretative Center staff updates *MRPC meeting schedule -Dec. 19, 2016;...

Iowa DOT offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

November 11, 2016

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 11, 2016 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24 and 25. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Nov. 28, 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. 24-26. In lieu of Saturday service, the stations will be open Monday, Nov.28, from 8 a.m....

Resignation of Iowa DOT Director Paul Trombino  

November 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 10, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation received notice that Director Paul Trombino submitted his resignation effective Nov. 28, 2016. Trombino is leaving the department to pursue opportunities outside of state government. Director Paul Trombino has been an innovative leader for the Iowa DOT, propelling the department to reimagine the boundaries of transportation. His leadership has had positive impacts not only for the state of Iowa, but the nation. While the Director does not currently...

Iowa DOT pilots new park and ride location at Kirkwood Community College

November 9, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 9, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation has begun implementation of the Iowa Park and Ride System Plan. As a part of this implementation process, the Iowa DOT is launching a new park and ride location at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. The new park and ride site is open to the public and free of charge. Park and ride lots can be used as places to park your car when connecting with car...


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