Iowa DOT News

July 2018

Lane shifts on northbound I-35 at First Street in Ankeny to begin overnight Monday, July 31

July 30, 2018

GRIMES, Iowa – July 30, 2018 – As part of the ongoing reconstruction of the Interstate 35 interchange at First Street in Ankeny, the contractor will be shifting northbound traffic onto the median north of the First Street interchange on Tuesday night, July 31, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. The new traffic pattern will be in place on the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 1. Both lanes will be maintained during daytime hours. Southbound...

Marshall County treasurer’s office sets up shop in the Iowa DOT Driver Services Center

July 26, 2018

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – July 26, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation partners with county treasurers’ offices all across our state, but last week’s tornado in Marshalltown has made our connection to the Marshall County Treasurer’s office staff even closer. With the Marshall County Courthouse expected to be closed for up to a year, the Iowa DOT has opened up a space in the Marshalltown Driver Services Center, 2500 S. Center St. The county treasurer’s staff will provide vehicle registration...

I-35 ramps at Iowa 9 (exit 203) near Hanlontown intermittently closed Thursday, July 26 for pavement resurfacing work

July 25, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa – July 25, 2018 – Pavement resurfacing work on the Interstate 35 on- and off-ramps at Iowa 9 (exit 203) near Hanlontown will require intermittent daytime ramp closures on Thursday, July 26, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. The north- and southbound ramps will not be closed at the same time, allowing traffic to proceed to the next interchange and drive back to reach Iowa 9 (exit 203). All ramps...

High waters cause unanticipated schedule delays in Sabula Bridge construction project

July 25, 2018

SABULA, Iowa – July 25, 2018 – High waters throughout the month of July on the Mississippi River near Sabula, Iowa have had a direct impact on recent construction efforts on the temporary overflow bridge. Recent river conditions have caused water levels to rise well above the pier caps of the new bridge. While work has continued, the water has slowed activities and prevented the contractors from completing pier work that is necessary before moving forward with other key construction...

Temporary vehicle titling, registration, and licensing services available in Marshalltown

July 23, 2018

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – July 23, 2018 – To aid those in Marshall County needing assistance with vehicle titling, registration, and other vehicle services during the emergency closure of the Marshall County courthouse, the Iowa DOT has made their mobile DOT2GO unit available in the parking lot of the Marshalltown Driver’s Service Center at the Marshalltown Mall, 2500 South Center St. Vehicle-related services that are typically handled at the Marshall County treasurer’s office will be offered inside the mobile unit beginning...

Jasper County Road F-17 between Iowa 330 and Jasper County Road S-52 near Mingo to close July 26 for road construction work

July 23, 2018

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – July 23, 2018 – A road construction project on Jasper County Road F-17 between Iowa 330 and Jasper County Road S-52 near Mingo will require closing the roadway to traffic in both directions from Thursday, July 26, until approximately Thursday, Aug. 16, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office. The closure is part of the larger U.S. 65/Iowa 330/Jasper County Road F-17 interchange construction project. This portion of the project will connect...

RAGBRAI riders taking to the roads beginning Sunday in Western Iowa

July 20, 2018

AMES, Iowa – July 20, 2018 – Thousands of bicycle enthusiasts and their entourages will be descending on Onawa this weekend for the start of the 2018 Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI). Each year, RAGBRAI riders are treated to the best hospitality Iowa has to offer in cities along the route. Some riders are early risers and take to the roads early to get to the next town. Others sleep a little later and take a more...

Detour for U.S. 218 at U.S. 30 in Benton County begins at 9 a.m. Monday, July 23

July 20, 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – July 20, 2018 – Road construction work to grade and pave the interchange of U.S. 218 and U.S. 30 in Benton County will require detouring north-and southbound traffic on U.S. 218 beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, July 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cedar Rapids construction office. Motorists will be directed around the work zone with a signed detour route using Benton County roads V-66 and E-44, U.S. 30, and U.S. 218....

Iowa DOT seeks public input on Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

July 19, 2018

AMES, Iowa – July 19, 2018 – The Iowa Department of Transportation and Iowa Transportation Commission are seeking public input regarding the Iowa Bicycle and Pedestrian Long-Range Plan. This plan will build upon the Commission’s long-range strategy for multimodal transportation over the next three decades, Iowa in Motion 2045. The Bicycle and Pedestrian Long-Range Plan has three key objectives: Serve as the primary guide for Iowa DOT decision-making regarding bicycle and pedestrian programs and facilities. Help achieve improved project-level coordination...

UPDATE: Traffic pattern change on Viking Road at Iowa 58 in Cedar Falls now scheduled for Sunday, July 22

July 19, 2018

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 19, 2018 – Work on the interchange project at Iowa 58/Viking Road in Cedar Falls continues. The next stage of the two-year project requires a traffic switch on Viking Road. Due to the rain today, the traffic switch previously scheduled for tonight will now begin at 9 p.m. this Sunday, July 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Current Viking Road traffic is head-to-head in the westbound lanes....


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