Iowa DOT News

July 2019

Iowa DOT Motor Vehicle Enforcement leads the way for Operation Safe Driver Week

July 11, 2019

ANKENY, Iowa – July 11, 2019 – Summer travel season is in full swing. With the increased traffic comes an increased emphasis on sharing the road with all types of vehicles and showing off those safe driving behaviors. Starting July 14, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance is promoting a nationwide law enforcement focus on safe speed as part of Operation Safe Driver Week. The Iowa Department of Transportation’s Motor Vehicle Enforcement officers, in coordination with the Iowa State Patrol, will...

U.S. 61 in Des Moines County to be discussed July 30 in Mediapolis

July 11, 2019

AMES, Iowa – July 11, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 30, to discuss the right of way needs for the proposed west side Mediapolis bypass (at County Road H-38) and four-lane upgrade to U.S. 61 from just south of 210th Street to just north of Mediapolis in Des Moines County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at Mediapolis Elementary School, 725...

Iowa Transportation Commission Approves Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Program Funding

July 10, 2019

AMES, Iowa – July 10, 2019 – At its meeting in Council Bluffs yesterday, the Iowa Transportation Commission approved more than $1.5 million in funding to support five public transit projects. The projects are funded under the state Public Transit Infrastructure Grant Fund for new or improved facilities to support public transit services. Made available each year by the Iowa General Assembly, a transit system can apply to have up to 80-percent of their project funded through this program. To...

Actions taken at Iowa Transportation Commission July 9

July 9, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – July 9, 2019 – The Iowa Transportation Commission approved the following items during its meeting today at the Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, in Council Bluffs. Business meeting actions taken Tuesday, July 9 Order Number Title Action taken Presenter D-2020-1 Election of Officers Tom Rielly, elected chair Nancy Maher, elected vice chair (see linked biographes) Kathy Fehrman, Commission Chair D-2020-2 Approve Minutes of the June 11, 2019, Commission Meeting Approved Danielle Madden, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 MV-2020-3...

Proposed improvements to U.S. 18 / U.S. 218 / Iowa 27 to be discussed July 16 in Floyd

July 5, 2019

AMES, Iowa – July 5, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation will hold a public information meeting Tuesday, July 16, to discuss the proposed interchange at the U.S. 18 / U.S. 218 / IA 27 intersection in Floyd County. All interested persons are invited to attend this meeting anytime between 5 and 7 p.m. at the Floyd Community Center, 706 Fairfield St., in Floyd. The project is scheduled to begin in 2021. The meeting will be conducted utilizing an...

Iowa Transportation Commission to meet in Council Bluffs July 9

July 5, 2019

AMES, Iowa – July 5, 2019 – The Iowa Transportation Commission will hold its next business meeting Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the Mid-America Center, One Arena Way, in Council Bluffs. Business meeting agenda Tuesday, July 9 Time Title Presenter 8 a.m. *Election of Officers Kathy Fehrman, Commission Chair *Approve Minutes of the June 11, 2019, Commission Meeting Danielle Griggs, Commission secretary, 515-239-1919 Commission Comments Staff Comments *Administrative Rules -761 IAC 600 – General Information; -761 IAC 602 – Classes...

Iowa 57 between Franklin and Walnut streets in Cedar Falls to close Monday, July 8

July 3, 2019

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 3, 2019 – Work continues on a three-year project to replace a railroad crossing and pavement on Iowa 57 in Cedar Falls from Hudson Road to Franklin Street. Beginning Monday morning, July 8, until early September, weather permitting, Iowa 57 will be closed to traffic between Franklin and Walnut streets, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Driver’s will follow a signed detour using Franklin, Second, and Walnut streets during construction....

Limited mobility restored at the I-29/Iowa 2 interchange after second round of flooding

July 3, 2019

AMES, Iowa – July 3, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is restoring limited mobility at the Interstate 29 and Iowa 2 interchange in southwest Iowa today. All interstate ramps are now open. Iowa 2 east of the interchange is fully open, but Iowa 2 west of 210th Avenue remains closed due to flood damage. Fuel and other services are now accessible at this interchange. Some limited mobility is expected to be restored to Iowa 2 west of 210th...

Bridge repairs on Iowa 150 over the Volga River near Fayette begin Monday, July 8

July 3, 2019

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – July 3, 2019 – Bridge deck joint repairs on the Iowa 150 bridge over the Volga River near Fayette will require reducing the roadway to one lane controlled with temporary traffic signals beginning Monday morning, July 8, until mid-August, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. An 11-foot-6-inch lane-width restriction will be in place during this project. The Iowa DOT reminds motorists to drive with caution, obey the posted speed...

Public input requested for proposed improvements to Iowa Highway 92 in Mahaska County

July 2, 2019

AMES, Iowa – July 25, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed removal and replacement of the Iowa Highway 92 bridge over Muchakinock Creek (1.3 miles west of Iowa Highway 163); the project’s proposed off-site detour route; and right-of-way needs of the project. PROJECT: The proposed project involves the replacement of the existing 145-foot x 30-foot continuous concrete slab bridge with a 242-foot x 44-foot prestressed beam bridge using accelerated bridge construction methods....

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