Iowa DOT News

August 2018

Temporary ferry service between Sabula, Iowa and Savanna, Ill. ending this Sunday following the opening of the U.S. 52 bridge

August 31, 2018

SABULA, Iowa – Aug. 31, 2018 – The complimentary vehicle/passenger ferry service that has provided an alternative mobility option between Sabula, Iowa and Savanna, Ill. during the construction of the U.S. 52 bridge in Sabula will be ending at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2. The U.S. 52 bridge is anticipated to be open to traffic the evening of Aug. 31, weather permitting. However, some intermittent lane closures will be necessary in the coming days to complete additional clean up and...

Franklin Street at U.S. 63 in Waterloo to close Sept. 4 for construction work

August 28, 2018

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Aug. 28, 2018 – As part of the U.S. 63 reconstruction project from Jefferson to Franklin street in Waterloo, replacement of underground utilities, lighting, signals, sidewalks and street reconstruction will require closing Franklin Street mid-block between Mullan and First streets, extending east for about a block, beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, until mid-November 2018, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Eastbound traffic will be detoured around the...

Ramp closures on U.S. 218/ Iowa 14 at Charles City rescheduled for Aug. 29  

August 28, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa – Aug. 28, 2018 – A bridge approach paving project previously scheduled for Aug. 28 has been rescheduled due to rain. U.S. 218 will close both north- and southbound ramps at the U.S. 218/Iowa 14 interchange near Charles City on Aug. 29, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. Each ramp will be closed for no longer than 2 hours at separate times. The morning of Aug. 29, the southbound U.S. 218 offramp...

Update: U.S. 30 east of the north junction with U.S. 59 in Denison now scheduled to close Sept. 5

August 28, 2018

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Aug. 28, 2018 – Due to the upcoming holiday weekend the contractor has moved the closure/detour start date for the road construction project on U.S. 30 east of the north junction with U.S. 59 in Denison to 7 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cherokee construction office. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Seventh Street, Avenue C, Iowa...

Ramp closures on U.S. 218/ Iowa 14 at Charles City scheduled for Aug. 28  

August 27, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa – Aug. 27, 2018 – A bridge approach paving project on U.S. 218 will close both north- and southbound ramps at the U.S. 218/Iowa 14 interchange near Charles City on Aug. 28, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mason City construction office. Each ramp will be closed for no longer than 2 hours at separate times. The morning of Aug. 28, the southbound U.S. 218 offramp to Iowa 14 will be closed. Then, in the afternoon,...

Iowa 9 closed at the Union Pacific railroad crossing at Hanlontown beginning Aug. 27

August 24, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa – Aug. 24, 2018 – Repairs at the Union Pacific railroad crossing on Iowa 9 at Hanlontown will require closing the roadway to traffic from 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27, until noon, Saturday, Sept. 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 2 Office. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Wheelerwood Road, 355th Street, and Fir Avenue. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the...

Iowa DOT confirms suspect in Mollie Tibbetts’ murder did not have an Iowa driver’s license or ID

August 23, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 23, 2018 – The tragic death of Mollie Tibbetts has shocked and stunned Iowa and the nation. News reports have indicated the suspect in Tibbetts’ death presented a state-issued ID card to secure employment, which has generated questions about Iowa law and the Iowa Department of Transportation’s issuance practices. The following is information relevant to those questions: The Iowa DOT has reviewed our records and confirmed that no Iowa driver's license or credential was issued to...

Update: U.S. 30 east of the north junction with U.S. 59 in Denison now scheduled to close Aug. 29

August 21, 2018

CHEROKEE, Iowa – Aug. 21, 2018 – A road construction project on U.S. 30 east of the north junction with U.S. 59 in Denison will require closing the roadway to traffic starting at 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, until 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Cherokee construction office. During this closure, traffic will be detoured around the work zone using Seventh Street, Avenue C, Iowa 39, and U.S. 59. The Iowa DOT...

North- and southbound ramps at I-35 and Cerro Gordo County Road B-20 (exit 197) near Clear Lake will be closed intermittently on Aug. 23

August 21, 2018

MASON CITY, Iowa – Aug. 21, 2018 – Road construction work on the north- and southbound ramps at Interstate 35 and Cerro Gordo County Road B-20 (exit 197) near Clear Lake will require closing the ramps intermittently from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 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. During the closure for northbound traffic, drivers will...

Iowa DOT offices closed over Labor Day weekend

August 20, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Aug. 20, 2018 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. Iowa DOT driver's license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Saturday, Sept. 1, and Monday, Sept. 3 (offices are normally closed on Mondays). The stations will resume operations Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 8:30 a.m. Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at www.iowadot.gov or at...

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