Iowa DOT News Release



Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission May 14

Posted on: May 14, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 14, 2019 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, 350 First Avenue NE in Cedar Rapids.

 Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, May 14

Order Number

Title

Action taken

Presenter

D-2019-69

Approve Minutes of the
April 9, 2019, Commission Meeting

Approved

Danielle Griggs,
Commission secretary,
515-239-1919

SP-2019-70

Administrative Rules
-761 IAC 10 – Administrative Rules

-761 IAC 11- Waiver of Rules

-761 IAC 12 – Declaratory Orders

Approved

John Selmer, director,
Strategic Performance Division,
515-239-1333

 

PPM-2019-71

Revitalize Iowa’s Sound Economy (RISE) application – City of Cedar Rapids

Approved

Craig Markley, director,
Systems Planning Bureau,
515-239-1027

PPM-2019-72

Linking Iowa’s Freight Transportation System (LIFTS) Program Funding Recommendations

Approved

Stuart Anderson, director,
Planning, Programming and Modal Division
515-239-1661

PPM-2019-73

 

Draft 2020-2024 Iowa Transportation Improvement Program

For information only

Stuart Anderson, director,
Planning, Programming and Modal Division
515-239-1661

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 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.

Cedar Rapids: Up to $828,000 from the city share of the RISE Fund was approved for an Immediate Opportunity grant to assist in the construction of turn lanes on 6th Street SW located on the south side of town. This project is necessary to provide improved access to the proposed expansion of West Side Transport, a trucking company, to support the retention of 69 full-time jobs and $9,066,862 in associated capital investment.  This project is anticipated to be completed by June 2020.

 


Iowa highway in the evening