Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken by the Iowa Transportation Commission at its Jan. 8 meeting in Ames

Posted on: January 08, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Jan.8, 2019 –  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 actions taken Tuesday, Jan. 8

Order number

Title

Action taken

Presenter

D-2019-35

Approve Minutes of the
Dec. 11, 2018, Commission Meeting

Approved

Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919

MV-2019-36

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 602, Classes of Driver’s Licenses

Approved

Darcy Doty, director,
Driver & Identification Services,
515-237-3010

PPM-2019-37

Iowa’s Clean Air Attainment Program Funding Recommendations

Approved

(see linked news release)

Deb Arp,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1681

PPM-2019-38

Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program Funding
Recommendations

Approved

(see linked news release)

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2019-39

Federal Recreational Trails Program Funding Recommendations

Approved

(see linked news release)

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2019-40

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) application - Ames

Approved

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2019-41

RISE application – Ankeny

Approved

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

PPM-2019-42

RISE application – Boone County

Approved

Craig Markley, director,
Office of Systems Planning,
515-239-1027

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 www.iowadot.gov/systems_planning/rise.htm.

Ames: Up to $1,812,091 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in the improvement of approximately 1,570 feet of South Riverside Drive and construction of approximately 1,860 feet of Collaboration Place located on the south side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to more than 200 acres for University Research Park purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by December 2019.

Ankeny: Up to $2,022,188 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in the construction of approximately 1,215 feet of SE 77th Street, 3,440 feet of SE Crosswinds Drive and a right-turn lane on SE Four Mile Drive located on the southeast side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to more than 159 acres for industrial, warehouse and professional office purposes. This project is anticipated to be completed by November 2019.

Boone County: Up to $94,482 from the county share of the RISE Fund was approved for a Local Development grant to assist in the paving of approximately 1,780 feet of QF Lane located west of Madrid. This project is necessary to support tourism by providing improved access to Grant’s Woods Park. This project is anticipated to be completed by July 2020.

 

 


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