Iowa DOT News

December 2016

Shaulis Road at Iowa 21/Hawkeye Road in Black Hawk County will reopen Dec. 21 #iatraffic

December 15, 2016

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Dec. 15, 2016 – A traffic safety improvement project to add signal lights and left-turn lanes at the intersection of Iowa 21/Hawkeye Road and Shaulis Road, 1 mile south of U.S. 20 in Black Hawk County will be completed on Wednesday, Dec. 21, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Once Shaulis Road is reopened on Dec. 21, the traffic signals will be activated. Currently, digital message signs provide advanced...

Public input requested for proposed bridge replacement on Iowa 3 in Humboldt County

December 15, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 15, 2016 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed bridge replacement over the East Fork of the Des Moines River on Iowa 3, 1.8 miles east of U.S. 169. The proposed project provides for replacing an existing 323-by-28 foot steel girder bridge with a 364-by-44-foot pretensioned, prestressed concrete beam bridge. New bridge approaches will be constructed, the guardrail will be replaced and the shoulders would be paved 20 feet beyond...

Iowa 100 between Edgewood Road and Covington Road in Linn County scheduled to open Thursday #iatraffic

December 14, 2016

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Dec. 14, 2016 – Work on Iowa 100 between Edgewood Road and Covington Road is substantially completed. This section of the extended Iowa 100 is tentatively scheduled to be open to traffic Thursday afternoon, Dec. 15, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. The opening of Iowa 100 will be a major benefit for motorists to get to the west and southwest sides of Cedar Rapids. The public is encouraged...

Preliminary earth and bridge work on I-35 south of Ames begins this week #iatraffic

December 13, 2016

Jefferson, Iowa – Dec. 13, 2016 – Preliminary earth and bridge work and set up by the contractor on Interstate 35 south of Ames will begin this week, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. Road construction work at this time will not require a change to travel patterns on I-35. On May 8, 2017, the southbound I-35 off-ramp to westbound U.S. 30 and the westbound U.S. 30 exit ramp to Dayton Avenue will be...

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Dec. 13 meeting in Ames

December 13, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 13, 2016 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Order number Title Actions taken Presenter D-2017-31 Approve Minutes of the Nov. 8, 2016, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Griggs, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 D-2017-32 Administrative Rules: -761 IAC 1, Organization of the Department of Transportation -761 IAC 10, Administrative Rules -761 IAC 11, Waiver of Rules -761 IAC 12,...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves Job Access Reverse Commute and New Freedom projects

December 13, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 13, 2016 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved more than $400,000 in Job Access Reverse Commute (JARC) projects for six transit agencies and the Iowa Department of Transportation. The Commission approved the funds for eight projects submitted by the following six entities. Cedar Rapids Ames (CyRide) Sioux City Muscatine East Central Iowa Council of Governments (Region 10) (Cedar Rapids) Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency (Region 11) JARC projects will provide transportation and other...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves 2017 intercity bus projects

December 13, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 13, 2016 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission (Commission) approved more than $1.8 million in grants for four intercity transportation providers for the calendar year 2017 Intercity Bus Program. The Commission approved the funds for seven projects submitted by the following four entities. Burlington Trailways Jefferson Lines City of Dubuque Public Transit (The Jule) Mid-Iowa Development Association (MIDAS Region 5 public transit) With the current trend in intercity bus transportation moving away from rural connectivity into...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves FY 2018 Traffic Safety Improvement Program projects

December 13, 2016

­­Iowa Transportation Commission approves FY 2018 Traffic Safety Improvement Program projects AMES, Iowa – Dec. 13, 2016 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $8,518,540 in total funding for 38 separate projects from Iowa’s Traffic Safety Improvement Program. The program was created in 1987 for the purpose of increasing traffic safety on all of Iowa’s roadways. This funding is available for use on city, county, or state roads through an annual application process. The map below shows project locations for...

Iowa DOT offices closed for Christmas and New Year’s holidays

December 12, 2016

AMES, IOWA – Dec. 12, 2016 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. Most business locations will resume normal operations on the Tuesday following the holiday closure. In addition, all Iowa DOT driver’s license stations will be closed Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016, and Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016. Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at www.iowadot.gov or at one of the conveniently located...

Interstate 80 now closed in both directions in Cass County #iatraffic

December 10, 2016

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 10, 2016 – 12:15 p.m. – Both directions of Interstate 80 between exit 64 (Cass County Road N-28) and exit 70 (Iowa 148) in the Anita area are now closed. The closure may last several hours. Multiple crashes in the area, one involving hazardous materials, have caused all traffic to be detoured. Avoid the area if possible. For anyone who is traveling today, please slow down and allow plenty of space between vehicles if there is...

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