Iowa DOT News

November 2019

Public input requested for proposed improvements to Iowa 21 in Keokuk County

November 26, 2019

AMES, Iowa – November 26, 2019 – The Iowa Department of Transportation is requesting public input on the proposed improvements to Iowa 21 from Iowa 149 to 1st Street in Delta, and the proposed off-site detour in Keokuk County. The proposed project involves removing the existing 4.5 to 6-inch thick x 22-foot wide Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) pavement and replacing it with new 9-inch thick x 24-foot wide PCC pavement. The project will also involve paving shoulders, ditch reshaping, clearing...

Overnight closure on the Viking Road overpass over Iowa 58/Iowa 27 in Cedar Falls scheduled for tonight

November 21, 2019

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa – Nov. 21, 2019 – Nighttime construction work on Viking Road in Cedar Falls requires closing the Viking Road overpass over Iowa 58/Iowa 27 beginning at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 until 6 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, weather permitting, according to Iowa Department of Transportation’s New Hampton construction office. Right turns from either direction on Viking Road to the Iowa 58 on-ramp will still be allowed as well as right turns from either Iowa 58 off-ramp to...

Eastbound Gordon Drive between Pearl and Pierce streets at I-29 in Sioux City to close Friday morning

November 20, 2019

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2019 – Overhead sign work that is part of the Interstate 29 reconstruction project requires closing eastbound Gordon Drive between Pearl and Pierce streets from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday, Nov. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 3 Office. Also, on Monday, Nov. 25, between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting, northbound I-29, near Exit 148, will be temporarily closed for approximately 20-minute intervals to place an overhead...

I-35/80 to close between 86th Street and Douglas Avenue in Urbandale Saturday night, Nov. 23

November 20, 2019

GRIMES, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2019 – Work to continue installing girders for the new Urban Loop flyover bridge will require closing Interstate 35/80 to all traffic between Douglas Avenue (Exit 126) and 86th Street (Exit 129) in Urbandale (see map) from 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 until the morning of Sunday, Nov. 24, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Grimes construction office. The full interstate closure is necessary to safely allow the contractor to install two...

Update: Northbound U.S. 218 bridge over South Fish Creek near Salem in Henry County to close for repairs Saturday, Nov. 23

November 20, 2019

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa – Nov. 20, 2019 – Bridge repairs to the northbound U.S. 218 bridge over South Fish Creek (mile marker 34.44) near Salem in Henry County requires closing the bridge for approximately two weeks beginning Saturday, November 23, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Mount Pleasant construction office. Dynamic Message Signs will be in place along state highway routes to alert motorists of the pending bridge closure. Through traffic will be directed onto a 56-mile...

Dallas County driver’s license and identification services hours changing as of Nov. 21

November 18, 2019

ANKENY, Iowa – Nov. 18, 2019 – Customers needing driver’s license and identification services at the Dallas County location at 918 Court Street in Adel will notice a change in hours beginning Thursday, Nov. 21. Hours will be 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21; Friday, Nov. 22; Tuesday, Nov. 26; and Wednesday, Nov. 27. The office will be closed Saturday, Nov. 23 and Monday, Nov. 25. The office will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 28 – Sunday,...

U.S. 30 bypass of Mount Vernon/Lisbon will be open to traffic on Nov. 22

November 18, 2019

DAVENPORT, Iowa – Nov. 18, 2019 – The U.S. 30 bypass of Mount Vernon/Lisbon from west of Wilcox Road in Linn County to Charles Avenue in Cedar County will be open to traffic late Friday afternoon, Nov. 22, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s Davenport construction office. Drivers should still be aware of temporary lane closures as additional work is done during the 2020 construction season. Manatt’s, Inc. of Brooklyn is the prime contractor for the current...

Expect Delays: Northbound I-29 and eastbound I-80 traffic shifts will impact Council Bluffs drivers next week

November 15, 2019

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Nov. 15, 2019 – Construction crews will open new northbound Interstate 29 lanes in Council Bluffs next week, weather permitting, according to the Iowa Department of Transportation’s District 4 construction office. To prepare for these changes, temporary, daytime and overnight lane and ramp closures are needed. Drivers are encouraged to plan ahead and consider an alternate route, slow down and follow detours. Monday, November 18 Impacts All eastbound I-80 traffic will be consolidated into one lane...

U.S. 18 Planning Study Online Meeting Rescheduled

November 14, 2019

AMES, Iowa – Nov. 14, 2019 – An online public meeting, originally scheduled to be released today, has been rescheduled for a later date. Once that date has been determined, we will provide notification. The meeting will provide information about a planning study on U.S. 18 from Spencer to Garner. The study area is from the U.S. 18 and U.S. 71 intersection in Spencer to the east side of Garner. When available, you can view the meeting on the Iowa...

Iowa DOT offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday

November 14, 2019

AMES, IOWA – Nov. 14, 2019 – All Iowa Department of Transportation business locations will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29. Normal operations business hours will resume on Monday, Dec. 2, for all offices except Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers. Driver’s license service centers All Iowa DOT driver’s license service centers, normally open Tuesday through Saturday, will be closed Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 28-30. In lieu of Saturday service, the centers will be open Monday, Dec....

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