Iowa DOT News

December 2017

Proposed bridge improvements on U.S. 71 in Cass County to be discussed Jan. 9 in Atlantic

December 28, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 28, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, to discuss the proposed bridge improvements on U.S. 71 over Lone Tree Creek, 0.1 mile south of Cass County Road G-35/Lansing Road. The proposed improvements include lengthening the bridge by adding a 105-foot span to the south abutment. Through traffic on U.S. 71 would be detoured during construction using U.S. 71, U.S. 6/Iowa 83, Iowa 148, and Iowa...

Proposed bridge improvements on U.S. 71 in Cass County to be discussed Jan. 9 in Atlantic

December 28, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 28, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, to discuss the proposed bridge improvements on U.S. 71 over Lone Tree Creek, 0.1 mile south of Cass County Road G-35/Lansing Road. The proposed improvements include lengthening the bridge by adding a 105-foot span to the south abutment. Through traffic on U.S. 71 would be detoured during construction using U.S. 71, U.S. 6/Iowa 83, Iowa 148, and Iowa...

Iowa DOT seeks sponsor agencies for 2018 Urban Youth Corps program

December 19, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 19, 2017 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is seeking private, nonprofit, and public organizations/agencies to submit applications to participate in the 2018 Urban Youth Corps program. The program’s objectives are to provide transportation-related work projects and training opportunities to youth between the ages of 16 and 25 and to accomplish meaningful and productive improvements to transportation facilities. Priority will be given to projects that focus on youth who face barriers to employment. Examples of eligible...

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Dec. 12 meeting in Ames

December 12, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 12, 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-2018-38 Approve Minutes of the Nov. 14, 2017, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Griggs, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 H-2018-39 Administrative Rules -761 IAC 123, Rest Area Sponsorship Program Approved Mitch Dillavou, director, Highway Division, 515-239-1124 H-2018-40 Transfer of Jurisdiction of a Portion of Iowa 192 in Council Bluffs...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves amendment to 2018-2022 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program

December 12, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 12, 2017 – Today, at their meeting in Ames, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved an amendment to the highway section of the 2018-2022 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program (Program). The amendment addresses emerging project needs by adding or advancing four projects to fiscal year (FY) 2018, while delaying others from FY 2018. The net result is a minimal change to the overall highway program balance. The amendment adds highway and bridge projects to the FY 2018 Program...

Iowa Transportation Commission approves FY 2019 Traffic Safety Improvement Program projects

December 12, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 12, 2017 – Today, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved $7,587,850 in total funding for 44 separate projects from Iowa’s Traffic Safety Improvement Program (TSIP). 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 FY 2019 TSIP. The complete list of projects can be...

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

December 11, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 11, 2017 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, and Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Most business locations will resume normal operations on the Tuesday following the holiday closure. In addition, all Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Saturday, Dec. 23, and Saturday, Dec. 30. Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at www.iowadot.gov/ or at one of the conveniently located self-service...

On- and off-ramps to reopen on northbound I-29 in Sioux City tonight at 5 p.m. #iatraffic

December 8, 2017

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Dec. 8, 2017 – At 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, the contractor will reopen the northbound Interstate 29 off-ramp to Wesley Parkway (exit 148), as well as the northbound I-29 on-ramp from Floyd Boulevard and Virginia Street, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Sioux City construction office. Lane restrictions will exist to allow on-going construction activities The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the...

IOWA DOT MAKES I-80 SAFER WITH TRUCK PARKING INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

December 7, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 6, 2017 – As part of an eight state initiative, the Iowa Department of Transportation is implementing infrastructure and smart technology necessary for professional truck drivers to make safer, more timely parking decisions along Iowa’s Interstate 80 corridor. The truck parking information management system will provide truck drivers with real-time, in-cab information on truck parking availability at public rest areas and private truck stops along I-80 in Iowa. Iowa’s system is expected to be fully operational...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet in Ames Dec. 12

December 7, 2017

AMES, Iowa – Dec. 7, 2017 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Dec. 12 Time Title Presenter 1:30 p.m. *Approve Minutes of the Nov. 14, 2017, Commission Meeting Danielle Griggs, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 Commission Comments Staff Comments Public Input: -Asphalt Paving Association of Iowa -Bradley & Riley PC Brady Meldrem...

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