Iowa DOT News Release

Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Nov. 13 meeting in Ames

Posted on: November 13, 2018

AMES, Iowa – Nov.13, 2018 –  The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today in the Materials Conference Room at the Iowa Department of Transportation’s headquarters at 800 Lincoln Way in Ames.

      Business meeting agenda Tuesday, Nov. 13

Order number


Action taken



Approve Minutes of the
Oct. 9, 2018, Commission Meeting


Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,


Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) – City of Nevada

(details below)

Craig Markley, director, Office of Systems Planning,

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 the 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

Nevada: Up to $501,452 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in the paving of approximately 948 feet of South D Avenue, a left-turn lane on South D Avenue and roadway improvements to 14th Street South and South B Avenue located on the southeast side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the proposed expanded site of Burke Marketing Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hormel Foods, and a manufacturer of fully cooked meat products, to support the creation of 158 new full-time jobs and $164,581,403 in associated capital investment. This project is anticipated to be completed by October 2019.

Iowa highway in the evening