Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Sept. 19 meeting in Ames

Posted on: September 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 19, 2017 – 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-2018-13

Approve Minutes of the Aug. 8, 2017, Commission Meeting

 

Approved

 

Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919

H-2018-14

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 110, Highway Project Planning

 

Approved

 

Mitch Dillavou, director,
Highway Division,
515-239-1124

H-2018-15

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 125, General Requirements and Covenants for Highway and Bridge Construction

 

Approved

 

Mitch Dillavou, director,
Highway Division,
515-239-1124

PPM-2018-16

Railroad Revolving Loan and Grant Program Recommendation

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

Laura Hutzell,
Office of Rail Transportation,
515-239-1066

PPM-2018-17

Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017 Transit Program (vehicle replacement)

 

Approved
(see linked news release)

 

Ryan Ward,
Office of Public Transit,
515-233-7877

PPM-2018-18

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) –
Mason City

 

Approved
(details below)

 

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

RISE grant application approved
The RISE program was established to promote economic development in Iowa through construction or improvement of roads and streets. Iowa cities and counties are eligible for funding in the form of a grant, loan, or combination thereof. Projects must involve construction or improvement of a public roadway. There are two RISE project types: 1) Immediate Opportunity, and 2) Local Development. More information is available at www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/rise.htm.

Mason City: Up to $1,126,875 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in construction of approximately 2,400 feet of 27th Street Southwest, and turn lanes at 43rd Street Southwest and Pierce Avenue and also at Pierce Avenue and 27th Street Southwest located on the south side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to more than 61 acres for industrial purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2018.

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