Iowa DOT News

May 2019

U.S. 30 Planning Study to be discussed June 19 in Clarence

May 30, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 30, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, June 19 to discuss the U.S. 30 Planning Study, from just east of Lisbon to just west of DeWitt, and to gather public feedback on the materials presented, which include the preliminary road profiles, potential corridor limits, and economic analysis along the corridor. Findings from this study will guide future environmental considerations and design improvements in the coming years. An introductory...

Flooding in western Iowa is closing Interstate 29 in two locations

May 29, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 29, 2019 – Flooding has closed Interstate 29 between exit 61 (I-680 near Crescent) and exit 71 (I-680 near Loveland) according to the Iowa Department of Transportation. A detour is in operation for this area. In addition, Iowa DOT is planning to close I-29 from U.S. 34 to the Missouri Border at 11 a.m. today. With all the rainfall across Iowa, there are several other road closures in place. These include: I-29 in Council Bluffs (local...

Roadways in western Iowa expected to close due to flooding

May 28, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 28, 2019 – The Iowa DOT is keeping a close watch on several roadways in western Iowa due to concerns of flooding. Areas of specific concern include: Interstate 29 near Honey Creek Interstate 680 Interstate 29 between U.S. 34 and the Missouri border U.S. 34 Roadways may be closed on short notice. Before traveling, motorists are encouraged to check, the Iowa 511 mobile apps or call 511 (within Iowa) or 800-288-1047 (nationwide) for up-to-date closure...

Iowa 14 in Marshalltown to have lane closures starting in June

May 28, 2019

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa – May 28, 2019 – Pavement patching and resurfacing of Iowa 14 in Marshalltown will require lane closures from just south of U.S. 30 to the Iowa River, from 7 a.m. Monday, June 3, until Wednesday, October 18, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Marshalltown construction office. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed limit and other signs in the work area, and be aware that traffic fines for...

Flood-damaged portions of U.S. 34 now reopened

May 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 24, 2019 – A portion of U.S. 34 west of Interstate 29 that was severely damaged by flood waters in March has been reopen to traffic at approximately 3 p.m. today. The roadway opening provides a valuable link between Mills County, Iowa and Sarpy County, Nebraska. Restoring mobility over the U.S. 34 bridge will give travelers another option to cross between Nebraska and Iowa in addition to Iowa 2, which had been restored in a very...

2019-2020 Iowa Transportation Map celebrates 100 years of Iowa’s state parks

May 24, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 24, 2019 - There are so many things to see and do in our beautiful state. Many of those attractions reside in Iowa’s wonderful state parks. The cover of the newly released 2019-2010 Iowa Transportation Map and a message from Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg celebrates the 100th Anniversary of our state park system. The map is available in the standard fold-out paper form, as well as web and mobile app versions at...

Iowa DOT offices closed over Memorial Day weekend

May 17, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 17, 2019 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Monday, May 27, in honor of Memorial Day. Iowa DOT driver's license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers will be closed Saturday, May 25, and Monday, May 27 (offices are normally closed on Mondays). The service centers will resume operations Tuesday, May 28, at 8:30 a.m. Many people may be able to complete driver’s license business online at or...

Zero Fatalities Iowa received grant for drowsy driving initiative

May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Zero Fatalities Iowa is pleased to announce it has received a $15,000 grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and The National Road Safety Foundation, Inc. (NRSF) to bolster its drowsy driving prevention efforts. Following a competitive application process and review by a panel of issue experts, the state was one of five to receive funding from this national partnership, along with Georgia, Minnesota, Nebraska and New York. With its grant, the Iowa departments of transportation,...

Proposed improvements to I-80 in Dallas County to be discussed June 4 in De Soto

May 16, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 16, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, June 4 to discuss the proposed improvements to the I-80 bridges over the South Raccoon and North Raccoon Rivers and the Old Portland Road bridge in Dallas County. Traffic north of I-80 would be detoured during construction using 323rd Place and U.S. 169. Traffic south of I-80 would be detoured using 347th Street and U.S. 169. All interested persons are invited...

I-80 in Cedar and Johnson counties to be discussed June 5 in West Branch

May 16, 2019

AMES, Iowa – May 16, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Wednesday, June 5, to discuss the proposed improvements and right of way needs for Interstate 80 from east of Iowa City in Johnson County, approximately 1.5 miles west of Herbert Hoover Highway, to east of West Branch at Charles Avenue in Cedar County. The proposed improvements include widening Interstate 80 from four to six lanes and reconstructing the interchange at Herbert Hoover...


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