Iowa DOT News

March 2017

Proposed improvements on I-35 in Polk and Story counties to be discussed April 11 in Huxley

March 30, 2017

AMES, Iowa – March 30, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, April 11, to discuss proposed improvements on Interstate 35 from 1 mile south of Northeast 36th Street in Ankeny, in Polk County, to 1 mile north of 13th Street in Ames, in Story county. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m. at the Ballard High School, 701 Ballard Drive, in Huxley. The meeting...

Lane closures on Iowa 3 in Waverly begin April 3 #iatraffic

March 29, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa – March 29, 2017 – The first phase of a two-year reconstruction project on Iowa 3 from 20th Avenue to Eighth Street East in Waverly will begin Monday morning, April 3, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. Traffic impacts Through traffic on Iowa 3 will be reduced to one lane in each direction in the work zone from Second Street Southwest to Second Street Southeast. Motorists will not be able...

Warren County parking only rest area set to reopen April 5

March 29, 2017

AMES, Iowa – March 29, 2016 – The parking only rest area on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County near Saint Charles is set to reopen Wednesday, April 5 at 9 a.m. The rest area had been closed over the winter months due to safety concerns of larger vehicles navigating the sloped entrance and exits to the area. # Contact: Steve McMenamin at 515-239-1680 or [email protected]

Road, lane, and shoulder closures on U.S. 30 Mount Vernon/Lisbon bypass begin April 3 #iatraffic

March 29, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 29, 2017 – Road construction work to grade the roadway and construct several new bridges and culverts on the U.S. 30 Mount Vernon/Lisbon bypass between Irish Lane, just west of Mount Vernon, and Charles Avenue, just east of Lisbon, require shoulder closures, road closures, and intermittent lane closures from Monday, April 3, to late September 2018, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. Construction not requiring lane closures will also occur...

Iowa DOT accepting public comments on State Transportation Plan through April 7

March 29, 2017

AMES, Iowa – March 29, 2017 – Only 10 days remain to provide comments regarding the long-range transportation plan for Iowa: Iowa in Motion 2045. The plan provides a framework for how future investments should be made to Iowa’s multimodal transportation system. The Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Transportation Commission have been accepting public input since Feb. 22, 2017. The Iowa DOT will be accepting public comments on the plan through April 7, 2017. You can view the plan...

Nighttime lane closures on I-80 in Scott County begin April 2 #iatraffic

March 28, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa – March 28, 2017 – Hot-mix asphalt resurfacing work on Interstate 80 from Scott County Road Z-30 (exit 301) in Bettendorf to 1.1 miles east of Scott County Road Y-40 (exit 280) will require nighttime lane closures. These lane closures will occur when work is taking place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday nights through Friday mornings beginning Sunday, April 2, until late October 2017, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office....

Morningstar Drive over I-80/I-35 to close April 3 for replacement #iatraffic

March 24, 2017

GRIMES, Iowa – March 24, 2017 – Replacement of the Morningstar Drive bridge over Interstate 80/35 in Des Moines will require closing the roadway to traffic from 9 a.m. Monday, April 3, until late November 2017, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. Motorists will be detoured around the closure by using Northwest 54th Avenue, Northwest Sixth Drive, and Northwest Aurora Avenue. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed...

West Forevergreen Road proposed improvements and right of way needs in Johnson County to be discussed April 13 in North Liberty

March 23, 2017

AMES, Iowa – March 23, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, April 13, 2017, to discuss the West Forevergreen Road proposed improvements and right of way needs near Covered Bridge Boulevard to South Jones Boulevard in North Liberty. Additionally, Iowa DOT and city of North Liberty staff will be available to discuss the proposed improvements from east of Kansas Avenue to near Covered Bridge Boulevard, which was already displayed at a public...

Nighttime closures of I-35 between U.S. 30 near Ames and Iowa 210 near Huxley begin April 2 #iatraffic

March 23, 2017

JEFFERSON, Iowa – March 23, 2017 – Removal of an overhead bridge just south of the Interstate 35/U.S. 30 interchange near Ames will require closing the roadway to traffic in both directions between U.S. 30 (exit 111) near Ames and Iowa 210 (exit 102) near Huxley from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. weekdays and Sundays beginning Sunday night, April 2, until Friday morning, April 7, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Jefferson construction office. Traffic impacts Southbound...

IOWA TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 28

March 23, 2017

AMES, Iowa – March 23, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will meet informally from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, via telephone conference call. Transportation-related matters that may be discussed include the development of the five-year Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. # Editor’s note: There are two ways to listen to the Iowa Transportation Commission’s informal workshop session. The broadcast feed and phone lines are active 15 minutes prior to the meeting and...

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