Iowa DOT News

April 2019

Pavement replacement on U.S. 52/Iowa 3 in Dubuque begins Monday, May 13

April 30, 2019

MANCHESTER, Iowa – April 30, 2019 – A pavement replacement project on U.S. 52/Iowa 3 will require closing the roadway to traffic from the north side of Dubuque to Luxemburg from 8 a.m. Monday, May 13, until Friday, Nov. 1, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Manchester construction office. During this closure traffic will be detoured (see map) around the work zone. The roadway will be unaffected on the west side from Holy Cross to Luxemburg, and...

Iowa Transportation Commission to tour southwest Iowa April 30

April 26, 2019

AMES, Iowa – April 26, 2019 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will tour southwest Iowa Tuesday, April 30. The Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will review sections of state highway that have been damaged due to flooding and ongoing transportation system recovery activities. Transportation-related matters may be discussed, but no action will be taken on the tour. # Contact: Andrea Henry at 515-239-1730 or email at [email protected]

UPDATED CALL IN INFORMATION - Iowa Transportation Commission workshop scheduled for April 25

April 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – April 24, 2019 – Please note: The link to join the meeting has changed. The Iowa Transportation Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will meet informally from 11 am to noon, Thursday, April 25, via telephone conference call. Transportation-related matters that will be discussed include the development of the five-year Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. # Editor’s note: There are two ways to listen to the Iowa Transportation Commission’s informal workshop session or business meeting or public...

Update: Interstate closures in Council Bluffs this week

April 24, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – April 24, 2019 – The schedule for interstate closures in Council Bluffs this week has been updated. All closures are weather permitting and may be rescheduled if weather impacts construction. Wednesday, April 24 The right lane of the westbound I-80 Express, just east of the South Expressway, will be closed for repairs beginning at 9 a.m. The closure will be taken down for the afternoon rush hour by 3 p.m. Northbound I-29 between Nebraska and Ninth...

U.S. 30 bypass of Mount Vernon/Lisbon will affect traffic patterns in the coming weeks

April 24, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa – April 24, 2019 – Work has begun on a project to construct the U.S. 30 bypass of Mount Vernon/Lisbon from west of Wilcox Road in Linn County to Charles Avenue in Cedar County. This project will include new concrete pavement, a bridge, traffic signs and lighting, and will continue until summer 2020, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. One lane of traffic on U.S. 30 and Iowa 1 will always be...

Iowa DOT hosts public meeting for I-80/I-380 Systems Interchange Project

April 24, 2019

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – April 24, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public open house April 30 to provide an update on the I-80/I-380 Systems Interchange Project and planned construction activities for 2019. When: April 30 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Where: Coralville Public Library, 1401 5th Street (parking is available on the east side of the building). The meeting will be an open house format. Project team members will be available throughout the meeting to...

Iowa Department of Transportation recognized with Public Health Official of the Year Award by the Iowa Public Health Association

April 23, 2019

(This news release is being sent through the Iowa Department of Transportation news release distribution as a courtesy to the Iowa Public Health Association) DES MOINES - April 23, 2019 – Joe Drahos, Sam Sturtz, Cindy Shearer, Milly Ortiz, Ose Akinlotan, Sam Hiscocks, Garrett Pedersen, Andrea White and Justin Meade of the Iowa Department of Transportation were honored by members of the Iowa Public Health Association with the 2019 Public Health Official of the Year Award. They received this award...

Lane restrictions on Iowa 51 in Allamakee County begin Monday, April 29

April 22, 2019

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – April 22, 2019 – A bridge deck overlay project on the Iowa 51 bridge over the Yellow River, four miles north of the junction with U.S. 18 in Allamakee County will require reducing the roadway to a single lane beginning at 6 a.m. this Monday, April 29, until late August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. A single lane of traffic will be in place, controlled by temporary overhead...

Interstate closures in Council Bluffs this week

April 22, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – April 22, 2019 – Interstate construction in Council Bluffs could impact travel for motorists this week. All closures are weather permitting and may be rescheduled if weather impacts construction. Tuesday, April 23 Southbound I-29 between Ninth and Nebraska avenues will be closed overnight from 10:30 p.m. Tuesday April 23 at to 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24. 5:30 a.m. The southbound I-29 on-ramp at Ninth Avenue will also be closed. Wednesday, April 24 The right lane of...

UPDATED LINK - Iowa Transportation Commission workshop scheduled for April 25

April 22, 2019

AMES, Iowa – April 22, 2019 – Please note: The link to join the meeting has changed. The Iowa Transportation Commission and Iowa Department of Transportation staff will meet informally from 11 am to noon, Thursday, April 25, via telephone conference call. Transportation-related matters that will be discussed include the development of the five-year Iowa Transportation Improvement Program. # Editor’s note: There are two ways to listen to the Iowa Transportation Commission’s informal workshop session or business meeting or public...

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