Iowa DOT News

September 2017

Utility work may cause slow traffic around Ankeny next week #iatraffic

September 29, 2017

AMES, Iowa - Sept. 29, 2017 – Contractor crews working for MidAmerican Energy Company will be replacing approximately 9.4 miles of overhead electric shield wire from Bondurant to Ankeny next week. To assist with the installation, crews will be utilizing a low-flying helicopter. Installation is scheduled between Monday, Oct. 2, and Monday, Oct. 9. Work will occur between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., weather dependent. Crews will be on the shoulder along U.S. 69 south of NE...

Proposed improvement on Iowa 13 in Linn County to be discussed Oct. 10 in Central City

September 28, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 28, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, to discuss the proposed reconstruction of the southbound lanes on Iowa 13 from approximately 1 mile north of County Home Road north to approximately 2 miles south of Central City in Linn County, and to discuss right of way needs for the improvements. Iowa 13 will remain open during construction with southbound traffic utilizing a northbound lane. All...

Traffic pattern to change on U.S. 75 north of Merrill Sept. 28 #iatraffic

September 27, 2017

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Sept. 27, 2017 – Traffic on U.S. 75 between Merrill and Plymouth County Road C-38 will be shifted to the newly constructed lanes of southbound U.S. 75 and placed in a head-to-head traffic pattern beginning at 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, for approximately three weeks, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. Motorists should expect delays when the lane shifts are taking place. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive...

Upcoming Council Bluffs interstate closures #iatraffic

September 25, 2017

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Sept. 25, 2017 – The 2017 construction season will soon come to an end, with the winter months ahead, so contractors are working hard to finish up projects before the snow starts to fly. At 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, construction crews will close the Madison Avenue on-ramp to westbound I-80 (exit 3). The on-ramp will be closed for approximately 30 days while the ramp is connected to the future interstate alignment. When it is reopened,...

Proposed improvements on U.S. 71 in Buena Vista County to be discussed Oct. 5 in Sioux Rapids

September 25, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 25, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Thursday, Oct. 5, to discuss proposed improvements on U.S. 71 from Iowa 3 to the south junction of Iowa 10 in Buena Vista County. Through traffic on U.S. 71 would be detoured during construction using Iowa 3 and Buena Vista County roads M-44 and C-13. For more information, see the website listed below. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting...

Iowa 14 near Greene to close Sept. 28 for culvert replacement work #iatraffic

September 22, 2017

MASON CITY, Iowa – Sept. 22, 2017 – A culvert replacement project on Iowa 14 south of Greene, in Butler County, will require closing the roadway to traffic from 8 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, until early October, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. During this closure, motorists will be detoured around the construction zone by using Butler County roads C-23, T-24, and C-13. Permitted oversize loads are prohibited. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists...

Exit ramp widening project at northbound I-380 and Boyson Road near Hiawatha begins Monday #iatraffic

September 21, 2017

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Sept. 21, 2017 – A construction project to widen the exit ramp to Boyson Road (exit 25) from northbound Interstate 380 in Hiawatha will begin at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. Traffic will be maintained at all times with temporary barrier rail sections installed to separate the open lane and the work zone. In order to install the rail sections safely, this exit...

Iowa Transportation Commission to hold public input meeting Oct. 10 in Fort Madison

September 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 19, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold a public input meeting at the Comfort Inn & Suites, 6169 Reve Court, U.S. 61 and Iowa 2, in Fort Madison Tuesday, Oct. 10, to hear about transportation matters from representatives of local government, interest groups, and individuals. Items that may be discussed at the meeting include the Iowa Transportation Improvement Program; transportation policies; and highway, aviation, rail, river, bicycle, pedestrian, and public transit issues. A brief...

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

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...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves 60 new vehicles for Iowa public transit systems

September 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Sept. 19, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission today approved more than $6.8 million in funding for 60 new transit vehicles that will replace vehicles past their useful life. The funds are granted through the Federal Transit Administration Bus and Bus Facilities Formula Program and the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program. These federal funding programs are crucial to maintaining operable public transit vehicles throughout the state. Vehicle replacement projects were approved for 19 urban and...

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